Friday, January 17, 2014

AIn't Lion: I take Pride in this one

Created by David Brill
Folded by Michael Sanders circa 2003-5
from equilateral triangle of elephant hide (wyndstone paper).

Photographed by John Andrisan

When I started getting into modern origami designs over a decade ago, one of the first books that captivated me back then was David Brill's Brilliant Origami.  The Brill horse, the elephant....the lion.  What great works of sculptural folding!  

This was my first attempt; and thought it came out really well.  The  paws could be shaped and positioned better; but I really like the way the face and mane came out.  Still one of my favorites; although nowadays, there are other lion designs that probably does more to capture the essence of the mane.