15 years ago, Cheng Chit just decided to become an origami designer; and so he did. With experience in naval architecture and engineering, he developed his unique techniques to use for his own origami creations. read on to get to know more design secrets from him!
The fifth chapter in my ongoing coverage of CDO conventions is a special one, as I was one of the special guests this time. This report is more on the personal note, from my preparations, to the flight back.
Diagrams for the solid version of the Compound of 5 Tetrahedra aka the 47th Stellation of the Icosahedron, similar to the very popular frame version by Tom Hull/Francis Ow, known as Five Intersecting Tetrahedra or FIT. Some mathematics has been discussed as well.
Ekaterina Lukasheva loves origami because it is a puzzle for her to solve. She has many original models, most of which are kusudamas, her favorite. She will be the Guest of Honor at the December 2014 CDO convention.
A quick and easy method of folding a heptagon by Jacques Justin and some related discussions. Francesco Mancini found the method in a pile of letters and notes that he inherited from Roberto Morassi's origami archive.
Unlike her models, Anja is petite only on the outside. She tells us about her bold steps to become a professional origami artist, and her special ability to fold a 18 mm square into a rat.
You can also read my attempt to fold miniatures under Anja's guidance, a unique experience I totally failed.
Japan is a must for every Origamist out there. With JOAS celebrating 20 conventions, Yamaguchi-san 70 birthdays, and I am soon to be 50, is there a better time to check off a Japanese convention from my wish list?
The sixth International Meeting of Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education was truly the best place to expand your fields of interest around origami, even into art, design and philosophy. Here is my own experience at that conference.
Francesco Mancini is easy to spot. Just look for the smile hovering above you, and the best looking modular that accompanies it. From Italy, Mancini is answering my questions to let you get to know him better.
Here are diagrams for the easyphant. Not only do its ears flap, but it transforms into a flying swan. For the 2014 OrigamiUSA Convention Oversize Folding event, Easyphant was recognized as a model that "more than meets the eye."
Tridecagon, also known as the triskaidecagon, is a 13-sided polygon. There are several origami methods already available for folding the tridecagon but the simplicity of my approach may be of interest to people. You may use the tridecagon to transpose origami designs based on other regular polygons.
This is my first convention as a guest of honor. With around 35 guests, placed in the heart of Krakow, the convention is like a family-gathering. The organizers, the Burczyks, focused the convention on the topic "Origami is Art."
This past April I spent 19 days in Japan. Is there any origamist who has never dreamed to visit Japan? Although this trip was not meant to be about origami, it is always part of your trip in the land of the rising sun!
Toyoaki Kawai’s method of making a pentagon from a square is a widely used one. This article demonstrates how to extend his method to a decagon and shows examples of transpositions of well known designs to pentagons and decagons.
Christiane Bettens, known in the virtual sphere as Mélisande, is a unique person and folder who prefers the less traveled path, exploring the field of tessellations, quilts, boxes, and geometric models.
There are too few origami artists who decide to make their living out of folded paper. One of them is Mark Bolitho, whom I met in Saragossa as one of the BOS representatives in the first European Congress. This is a story of a man who took a bold step to follow his heart!