Sunday, October 31, 2010




Hand Clawing Out from Grave created by Eileen Tan
About a 15" x 30" rectangle of steel grey Strathmore paper

Skull by Hojyo, Takashi
Folded from 4 3/4 inch square of tissue foil

Little Bird by Miyajima, Noboru
Folded from 3" unryu foil

Black Rose by Phu Tran
Leaf Stand by Kawasaki, Toshikazu
6" Tant commercial origami paper

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Shopping for Dollars?

Pega$u$ by Won Park
$hopping Cart by Sy Chen
Folded by Michael Sanders

If you're shopping around for a fun, complex dollar bill model, Marcio Noguchi has published his first run of diagrams for Won Park's popularly requested pegasus model. Go to the Moneyfolders Unite Group.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Eric Joisel (11/15/1956 - 10/10/2010)

His friends and family have lost a loved one. The origami community has lost a master and pioneer. The world has lost a true artiste. His work deserves to be marveled at in every museum as art- definitely not "kid's craft". His sculpted origami work truly elevated the field of paperfolding into a respectable medium for artistic expression.

I always hoped to meet him one day at a convention; the chance to do so in this world has now passed.

My limited contact with him consisted of him granting me permission to sell his cartoon rat- one of my favorite folds. All of Joisel's models have charm and humor. They are enchanting and wooden sculptures and clay statues, not folded paper. To look upon Joisel's origami masterpieces is to be humbled by awe and beauty.

This is the legacy he leaves behind- a gift to the world.

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