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Miscellaneous, Origami

I had wanted to post every Tuesday and Friday, but I’m probably only going to be able to do Fridays. I thought some random ones might be fun. Anyway, I had these in my camera.

KAWAHATA - DIMETRODON (1)

KAWAHATA - DIMETRODON (3) KAWAHATA - DIMETRODON (4)

This Dimetrodon was designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and is in his book, Origami Fantasy. I got the book just before it went out of print and have made nearly every model (I think). I’m surprised I can’t find more lying around (the stegosaurus is especially ingenious); they’re all great models and fun to make. This dude’s spine is awesome. The Dimetrodon, I mean. I have no information on Mr. Kawahata’s spine.

DIAZ - HIPPOCAMPUS (3) DIAZ - HIPPOCAMPUS (2)

Diaz’s origami is usually wavy. Not wavy like the more abstract origami that’s all waves, but very clearly wavy, as an interesting aspect. Around 10-15% wavy. A Hippocampus is a mythical water horse, and this one (from Origami for Interpreters) incorporates wavyness particularly in the mane turning to gills, the horse nose-face-whatever, and the fish-foot-thing. Sometimes, my descriptions can be a little lacking.

LANG - LIONFISH (2)

Lastly, I have some designs created by Robert Lang. I like most of Robert Lang’s origami. The “Opus” numbering he has kind of rubs me the wrong way. But it’s fine. Really, it’s just that, when I folded his Assyrian Bull, it didn’t stand under its own weight. I mean, that’s fine. I should have been able to tell its legs couldn’t hold it from the crease pattern. So, it’s fine. I had it hung over my desk for a while, with a few of Takashi Hojyo’s Geistkämpfers. Their arrows were aimed at the bull.

LANG - LIONFISH (3) LANG - LIONFISH (1)

The Lionfish and Hermit Crab are from Origami Sea Life, which was a co-book with John Montroll. John Montroll has many clever designs, many with color changes, which you do not see here. Maybe another week.

I don’t know exactly why I like the Lionfish so much, but I do. Maybe because he’s so pointy?

LANG - HERMIT CRAB (1) LANG - HERMIT CRAB (2)

I had gotten some opalescent paper that I didn’t know what to do with but remembered the Hermit Crab! He’s adorable but a little hard to photograph.

LANG - SCORPION

This last one is Lang’s Scorpion from The Complete Book of Origami. He has several other scorpions, but I like this one the most of all the ones I’ve seen. He has a good face. Also, I don’t much like wet folding.

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