Edited by Jane Rosemarin
The Great Sphinx of Giza/Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia Commons.

I learned Raul Rosado’s origami dog in 1997 and immediately recognized its usefulness for designing a sphinx. When in high school, I wanted to become an archaeologist until I saw all the required science courses in the curriculum. I thought art would be easier.

Editor’s note: The Sphinx is one of a multitude of designs Anita created for her “Stone in Paper: Ancient Egypt” exhibit at the 2002 OrigamiUSA convention. Photos of the display are available here.

The sphinx, as interpreted by Anita Barbour. See PDF diagrams.