Category Archives: Models

Lady

Title: Lady
Paper: 33 x 83 cm kraft paper
Created: May 2018

Folded in the train back from Origami Deutschland 2018. I used the other half of the kraft paper used for the Ballerina. Dimensions: 33 x 83 cm.

The dress design is a mashup of a few Victorian era dresses. Not historically accurate!

Lady

Ballerina

Title: Ballerina
Paper: 33 x 83 cm kraft paper
Created: May 2018

Inspiration came back at Origami Deutschland 2018! I wanted to fold something and somehow, the ballerina came to mind in the morning. In the evening, the model was complete.

The original paper is a 33 x 83 cm kraft paper that was kindly given to me by one of the paper sellers at the convention. They were using it to pack the paper that they actually sold!

The paper was shorter than I wanted, so I had to keep the arms straight, or else, they would be too short. Ballerinas usually wear their hair in a chignon, but I needed to hide the back so… flowing hair 🙂

The blue background is some amazing paper from John Gerard!

Ballerina

Goldfish

Title: Goldfish
Paper: 21 x 8.7 cm printer paper (this is the paper that is left from an A4 after you cut out a square).
Created: December 2017

Back to basics for the last model of the year!

Goldfish

My Little Hero or My Mother, my Heroine

Title: My Little Hero or My Mother, my Heroine
Paper: 33 x 363 cm uncut sheet of sketch paper
Created: August 2017

When thinking of the people who inspire me the most, my parents immediately come to mind before anyone else. From a mother who is her son’s heroine, to the son who is his mother’s world, everyone can be a hero.

Folded for the Paper Heroes exhibition 2017.

 

My Little Hero or My Mother, my Heroine

 

Deer Head

Title: Deer Head
Paper: 33 x 168 cm uncut sheet of sketch paper
Created: April 2017

Variation on the Doe Head with antlers.

The antlers hold thanks to wet-folding. The paper is very thin, and once dried, holds very solidly.

Deer Head

 

Doe Head

Title: Doe Head
Paper: 33 x 66 cm uncut sheet of sketch paper
Created: April 2017

I never noticed that before folding this piece, but does really have huge ears!

Similarly to its companion piece, the Cheetah Head, this model is based on box-pleating, except for the eyes. Glue has also been used to close up the model on the sides.

Doe Head

Cheetah Head

Title: Cheetah Head
Paper: 33 x 103 cm uncut sheet of sketch paper
Created: January 2017

I originally wanted to do a full cheetah in box-pleating, but was never satisfied with the lack of details of the head. I then decided to experiment on the head alone, and it proved more of a challenge than expected!

The model was fully based on box-pleating. The fangs and ears still are, but the eyes are now inspired by the amazingly expressive way Daniel Chang makes the eyes of his masks.

I wanted the model to be viewable from any angle, so a liberal amount of glue has been used to close it up, instead of hiding the locks and leaving a dead view angle.

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Lurking Menace

Title: Lurking Menace
Paper: 30 x 30 cm tant
Created: May 2016

This model came to me after the Origami Deutschland 2016 meeting in Erkner. In a sense, it is inspired from Alexander Kurth’s work, especially his Guardian of the Last Geometry, and is mixed with my 4 Mice to create a combination of formal origami and a more flowy, intangible menace.

I would have preferred making the cat even more of a shadow, but this is the most I could do without actually wet-folding the model.

I will teach this model at the OUSA meeting this summer. Looking forward to it!

Lurking Menace

The Beanstalk

Title: The Beanstalk
Paper: Three rectangles of sketch paper (33 cm x 2 m, 33 cm x 1 m and 33 x 25 cm)
Created: April 2016

The beanstalk from Jack and the beanstalk (after having been cut down). The stalk is made of crumpled paper, hardened with water. I got the idea when making the mushroom, and applied the same technique to get the beanstalk.

The model is made of three different sheets, but could have been made by using a very long one. There would not be a clean cut for the main part of the stalk though. Also, getting the width right is quite challenging, as wetting the paper makes it much thinner!

Folded for Origami Deutschland’s 2016 competition on the theme Fairy Tales. It is part of the larger scene 13 Tales.

The Beanstalk

13 Tales

Title: 13 Tales
Finished: April 2016

The final scene for 13 Tales.
Featuring:
– The beanstalk, from Jack and the Beanstalk (Traditional)
– Tinker Bell, from Peter Pan (James Matthew Barrie)
– The piper, from The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Grimm brothers)
– Cinderella, from Cinderella (Grimm brothers)
– The magic mirror, from Snow White (Grimm brothers)
– The giant mushroom, from Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Caroll)
– Ariel, from The Little Mermaid (Hans Christian Andersen)
– The frog prince, from The Frog Prince (Grimm brothers)
– The little red riding hood, from The Little Red Riding Hood (Charles Perrault)
– Hop-o’-my-thumb, from Hop-o’-My-Thumb (Charles Perrault)
– The yellow dwarf, from The Yellow Dwarf (Madame d’Aulnoy)
– The angel, from The Angel (Hans Christian Andersen)
– Two swans, from The Ugly Duckling (Hans Christian Andersen)

All of the human figures are the results of experimentations on my human base. The vegetals are made of ruffled paper, hardened using water. The cardboard base is made to ressemble a book, and is by no means an origami.

Folded for Origami Deutschland’s 2016 competition on the theme Fairy Tales.

13 Tales