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Monday, December 23, 2013

Folded Existence

by Joel Cooper
Recently during my wanderings on the internet, I became aware of one of the website My Modern Net's newest spotlighted articles titled Elaborate Geometric Masks Made from a Single Sheet of Paper which was posted by Noel Kat. The article features the beautiful origami works of Joel Cooper, Ms. Kat pointing out that no two masks that the artist creates is the same and tend to convey various emotions. Struck by the memorizing complexity of these paper creations, it brought to mind several pieces I've seen done by a couple of artists on deviantART.

Trilobite by Origami-Artist-Galen
A young artist from the mid western section of the United States, Shuki Kato does various types of origami but his main focus is intricately folded insects ranging from beetles to praying mantises. Perhaps one of his most interesting creations is that of a trilobite which, according to his description, used a single 21 inch square sheet of tracing paper and took him between 10 to 15 hours to complete.
Flickr: Shuki.Kato

Winged Koi by yuumei

yuumei.deviantart.com (United States)
Perhaps better known for her online comic series Knite and Fisheye Placebo along with some of her illustrations, digital artist Wenqing Yan does have some lovely origami winged koi in her gallery. In Origami Winged Koi Process, she shows step-by-step on a large scale how she creates her unique winged koi.
Facebook: YuumeiArt

Manilafolder.deviantart.com (United States) 
American paper artist, James Lucas, has a plethora of various forms in his gallery, from geometric shapes to insects and animals. In his bio, he explains that he has been doing origami for over 10 years. One of his most impressive pieces a King Cobra. In the description of the piece, he states:
King Cobra by Manilafolder
The model is 8 feet long, folded from a rectangle 8.5 inches wide by 22 feet long. It has 5500 scales (folded the tedious, time-consuming way) and thus took four months to fold. The model is free-standing, with no structural supports of any kind. Completed November 4, 2009, 12:40AM. (I don't ever want to fold it again).
Flickr: sin cynic 

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