Nature offers breathtaking views into design possibilities. Land snails are special, not only because they are found everywhere on earth but because they play a vital role in decomposing decaying matter. The humble snail has inspired medical adhesives, wound healing, music and influenced desert building design. While you knew that snail shells are intricate, spiral, may sport gorgeous colors, did you also know that the shells are carried throughout their entire lives and offer forensic clues about their lives and habitats? Snails are sensitive to levels of moisture, shade and decaying matter. Lets explore and pay homage to this gentle warrior of nature, many of whom are in need of protection today from extinction.
Origami Square paper with a side length of 24cm or 9.5 inches, kami preferably.
Bright colors, patterns or Japanese foil/ metallic paper would make it look very pretty.
Finished model: 8 cm (3 1/6 in) long, 5.5 cm (2 1/8) high, 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in) deep