Elefantastic — 7 Comments

  1. I’m not sure that it would work too well for more complex models, given the nature of the paper involved, but it’d be a great way to maintain a library of models.
    And, of course, you don’t have to worry about an acrylic block getting wet, or being crushed, or getting blown away.

    Also, I understand your feelings about bulk folding, so good job on the 200+ elephants.

  2. I like the photograph of the herd of elephants. I am often struck by how effective simple origami models can be when displayed in pairs, families or large groups. One model by itself is engaging and attractive ; in a pair or group the models seem to take on a life of their own and become, somehow, more real.

    In the same way, I have recently experimented with framing models in a box frame. The framing concentrates the attention and elevates the fold into a real piece of art, out of all proportion to the resources you have used. Strangely, the simpler the fold, the more powerful the effect.

    • You’re quite right – almost any object is more interesting when seen in large quantities. perhaps it’s because we so rarely see such coillections, they engage our curiosity. Any photos of your framed work? They do say that the difference between a picture and a painting is the frame…

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