The 50-50 display

August 21, 2011

Yesterday, I installed the 50 panels in Pacifica. Here’s what it looks like.

I had spent some time thinking about rearranging them, but eventually gave up on that in order to make it easier to follow the development of ideas as well as the confusion that sometimes made it difficult to come up with new results.

After the Opening next week, I’ll try to post photos of some other displays.

50 (8/1): Edge expansion

August 20, 2011

Finally, here is the 50th piece. The rules of the exhibition allow this one to be slightly larger and framed, as it is to be mounted to the side of the seven by seven grid. I chose to use the same 6 inch panel but then frame it in a 10 inch frame. The paper is origamido, hand made by Richard Alexander and Michael LaFosse.

49 (7/31): Two creases

August 19, 2011

Luckily, before I could get to zero creases, the 50 days will be over. Jokes aside, it’s possible to get interesting shapes even with zero creases. For details, get Paul Jackson’s book Folding Techniques for Designers.

48 (7/30): Unfolded 3

August 19, 2011

Tant, 6 inch square.

47 (7/29): Star

August 19, 2011

Like every other piece in this series, folded from a single sheet, although this time a long rectangle. No calculations or constructions, just a smaller test version before folding. Paper: tengujoshi, 6g/m2. (Previously from this paper: Twenty-five for the cover of Imagiro 91.

46 (7/28): Four creases

August 19, 2011

Last time, it was six, now only four creases.

45 (7/27): New Mexico

August 19, 2011

44 (7/26): Kawasaki twist

August 19, 2011

Several famous origami roses, most of them designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki, use the back side of a square twist as the basis for the center of the rose. Here, the square twist is all that I folded. Then I pushed the four corners towards the center while holding them flat and helping the center rotate. I was trying to see how far this would go without any additional creases.

43 (7/25): Crumpled rose

August 18, 2011

Yet another way to get four leaves. In addition to the optimal size, the leaves are attached to the rest only at one point and so can be freely rotated and twisted. The center of the sheet collapses into a stem. Just to give you an idea of the size, this was folded from a 6 inch square (that is, a square the same size as the black background).