often leads to just a crumpled sheet of paper, but occasionally becomes something kind of cool. This bird started out as free folding during late night folding at EBOC and turned out well enough that one person asked if there were diagrams for it.
are great motivators for finally finishing those models that you haven’t gotten around to. The East Bay Origami Convention was this past weekend, and in addition to teaching my circus elephant, I also had a display with this model that I finally finished the night before the convention.
I’ve had this one floating around in my head ever since I saw George Hart’s Frabjous. It’s made out of 30 identical pieces intertwined as in Frabjous, although the exact shape of the pieces is a bit different, leading to a fairly distinctive end result.
One way of understanding the underlying geometry is to think of each piece as a subset of a rhombic side of the great rhombic triacontahedron, with the subset chosen such that the pieces don’t intersect.
Seem to exist just to give you something convenient to fold while waiting for your meal. Here are some of my recent chopstick wrapper folds – a heptagon, a trihexaflexagon, an octahedron, and the “hand holding chopsticks”.
seems like just the thing that I should like – seeing as I clearly very much like origami and knots. For exhibit here is an origami cubeoctahedron out of business cards that has been wrapped by a strand of red cord. The cord wraps around several times with four strand braids occurring every time four strands overlay. The resulting shape outlined by a cord is tetrahedral. I made this on the plane to G4GX. While there, I also worked on making a business card tetrahedron wrapped with octahedral knotwork, which, unfortunately, seems to have been misplaced.
The Fuller Arts and Crafts Museum
in Brockton, MA is hosting an origami exhibit featuring the work of MIT affiliated origami artists – including myself! The exhibit details can be found here. I went to the opening – here are some photos of the stuff that I have on exhibit.