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Math and Intuition in Origami Design thumbnail

In an interview with Mark Kirshenbaum for Origamigos (see video and transcript below), he expressed his thoughts and experience about the relationship between math and origami design. I’d like to share an excerpt of our conversation as an example of the content being offered in ORIGAMIGOS, the Origami Spirit membership. You may be surprised by [...]

Origami – A Help to Alzheimer’s Patients thumbnail

On October 27th I interviewed Daniela Izquierdo for the Origami Spirit Membership. I’d like to share some of our conversation as an example of the content being offered in ORIGAMIGOS, the Origami Spirit membership. Originally from Mexico, Daniela currently lives in Spain. She works with an interdisciplinary team of designers and engineers who use ORIGAMI [...]

Folding Frenzy -Orinuno or Fabric Origami? thumbnail

Louise Mabbs is the next guest presenter at Foldeas: Sharing Ideas through Origami.   Louise has been a textile artist for over 40 years, is the author of the book “Origami Quilts”, and a member of the British Origami Society. Foldeas is a series of online hands-on paper-folding presentations hosted by Gerardo Gacharná. Each presentation [...]

Origami Presentation: Decadent Origamist! thumbnail

Gerardo Gacharná (Colombia) is hosting a series of free origami presentations and workshops with different origami teachers and artists. This series is entitled “Foldeas”. The next workshop hosted by Gerardo will feature Trevas Chuang (Taiwan), also known as Decadent Origamist. Trevas is known for promoting different causes through origami. Participants will have fun and learn: [...]

What Can Inspire You to Design Origami -Interview with Tomoko Fuse thumbnail

In the course I teach, The Joy of Origami, one of the topics we’ve discussed is how to find the inspiration to create origami. A while back, I had the opportunity to chat with Ms. Tomoko Fuse, creator of an origami monkey presented on Origami Spirit. She is one of the origami creators I most [...]

Make Beautiful Modular Origami Kusudamas thumbnail

When you see a picture of these kusudamas you might say “Oh that’s beautiful”. But when you actually make one and hold it in your own hands you will appreciate it all the more. You don’t have to have a PHD in math or in art to make gorgeous modular origami pieces. Just open one of Ekaterina [...]

Textile Folding -Inspiring a Creative Spirit thumbnail

The art of folding can be practiced with different mediums and materials. Kate Barber  is a textile artist from Exeter, Rhode Island who weaves and colors her own cloth. She then uses this fabric to compose delicate pleated art pieces much like the tessellations that are familiar to origami artists. I asked Kate about her [...]

How to Have Fun Making an Oversize Origami Shirt thumbnail

I believe that having fun is one of the secrets to a happy life. The annual Origami USA convention in New York City, held this year at St. John’s University, is always a fun and happy highlight of my year. This event is up to four days of entertainment, intellectual challenge, and an opportunity to share ideas and create [...]

Origami Art Therapy for Mental Health thumbnail

“To send light into the darkness of human beings~ such is the duty of the artist.”  Schumann The therapeutic gift that origami can bring to people who are mentally ill is something that Rosemary Browne has seen first hand. Rosemary is a passionate origami teacher who has been helping people overcome their mental challenges by [...]