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Back From the OrigamiUSA Convention 2011 thumbnail

Back from the Origami USA convention in New York City  my work table is overflowing with origami models, papers, books,  and presents. As always the convention has left me recharged with creative energy and a surplus of new ideas! Some highlights of the Origami USA convention 2011: This year’s special guest was Toshikazu Kawasaki from [...]

Origami is Poetry With Paper thumbnail

But What is Poetry? According to poet Mariane Moore, poetry is an imaginary garden inhabited with real toads. For me, poetry is a paper garden inhabited by origami toads. ………………………………………. Frog designed by Román Díaz. Fly designed by Ángel Écija. Frog Feeding on a Fly  assemblage by Leyla Torres.

Marvellous Origami Miniatures thumbnail

When folding origami models of animals, bigger animals, such mammals and birds, are usually represented in a small scale, and the smaller creatures, such as insects, are made bigger than life-size. On my recent trip to Colombia, Carolina Aguilera, an architect from Bogotá and avid paper folder, gave me as a present a life-size origami [...]