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The Adobong Box

Here’s an idea that occurs to me from time to time — what if we used curved origami techniques to make a new kind of Chinese food take-out box? The venerable carton to the right is the standard oyster pail, probably made by Fold-Pak of Norcross, Georgia. Nothing wrong with that design: it’s been around [...]

“Reveal”, a new work

Reveal, a new work, framed and mounted in a shadowbox. Made from handmade flax and abaca paper created by my partner, Ioana Stoian. As this paper was so vibrant and alive, I aimed for a simple pattern that helped to reveal some of the inner beauty of the paper without stealing attention from the paper [...]

Cover images for Jorge Luis Borges

I recently worked with Knopf Books to supply cover art for two new reprints of classics by Jorge Luis Borges: Ficciones (Vintage Espanol) (Spanish Edition) Historia Universal de la infamia (Vintage Espanol) (Spanish Edition) It was a lot of fun working on these projects; I’ve been doing a fair amount of image work with book [...]

Rapid Folding

Creating some background footage for a video presentation at an upcoming event- here’s two of the test clips, showing the folding of two different projects at 20x speed. I’m particularly fascinated by the sounds of all the paper crinkling and creasing at high speed, it’s an odd sound and very interesting.

Holland Paper Biennale 2012

I am participating as one of the artists in the Holland Paper Biennale 2012, at the Museum Rijswijk in the Hague, Netherlands. It opens September 4th and runs until November 25th. I’m very excited to be a part of this exhibition; it’s my first show that’s focused on paper arts at large, and not specifically [...]

Ron Resch’s Paper and Stick Video

The Ron Resch Paper and Stick Film from Sheet on Vimeo. It is with some reluctance that I point at this video — not because I imagine it is sinful to do so, but because I have seen this film surface on the Internet before and the act of looking at it somehow makes it [...]

Exhibition piece in progress

I’ve been working on this piece for the last month or so; it’s a huge version of my Dragon Helix design. I first started folding this pattern years ago, creating a 6 meter long strip of folded paper for it. Sadly it was from Tyvek, which turned out to be too soft to fold properly, [...]

Gesso piece

  Recently, we’ve been experimenting with traditional gesso – made from rabbit-skin glue and chalk, applied in many thin layers to prepare surfaces for painting. On a whim, my partner Ioana applied it to a test piece I folded from some heavy cardstock. After about 10 layers, it is now one heavy solid piece of [...]

The Brazier

I’m not entirely sure why I find this model compelling. The proportions are pleasing and it reminds me of Philip Shen, the way it suddenly locks together at the end. I would call it simple, but it is manifestly not. The lines are simple. The pre-folding is persnickety — fussy, if you will — and [...]

The One-Cut Nonagon and the Nine-Pointed Twist Star

Went to the New York City Convention, last week, and it was fun, as it always is, but as always, I feel a sense of not having explained myself sufficiently. I taught a couple of classes, both on twist folds, and it is too easy to forget that the language used to describe objects with [...]

Vespertilio – corrugated paper bat

My partner Ioana Stoian recently created this wonderful model of a bat, using origami corrugations – her first origami design! I’m very pleased with this model and helped her to create a simple set of diagrams and a crease pattern, which you can download via her site: http://www.ioanastoian.com/2012/pleated-paper-bat/ You can see it also folds flat [...]

Polish convention diagrams

I was the guest at the Polish Origami convention a few weeks ago, and I had a fantastic time in Kraków! I heartily recommend to anyone that they should attend this convention; the organizers Krystyna and Wojtek Burczyk did an amazing job putting together a very pleasant origami meeting. Kraków is a beautiful and delightful [...]

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