Origami

Every weekday morning, I get an e-mail from The New York Times: “Your Tuesday Briefing”, “Your Wednesday Briefing”, etc.  It’s a quick overview of key events in the news and also links to interesting stories on the paper’s web site that one might not necessarily happen upon.

A few days ago, one of those stories was The Modern Life of Origami, an Art as Old as Paper.  When I was a child, I had an origami kit stocked with an assortment of  papers in various colors and an instruction booklet for folding simple objects, including the classic crane.  (That kit, along with my Spirograph and Lite Brite, nurtured my nascent artistic leanings.)

Never in my life have I seen origami sculptures like the ones in the article (all the photographs are by Ryan Jenq and the prop styling was done by Jocelyn Cabral).  These are single pieces of paper, uncut, folded with precision and care and are, to me, breathtakingly beautiful.  (The bigger the screen on which you view them, the better).

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Miniaturists have their say as well.  All of the objects below were

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One more mind-blowing creation:

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Single pieces of paper!

Today is 28 November 2019; to those living in the United States: Happy Thanksgiving!

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