A woman's face is softly shaped and warm in emotion, making it a nice challenge to fold given the characteristics of paper.
Folded from a single, uncut square of duo-sided paper, composed of handmade orange marble paper, and my handmade black mica paper. Designed and folded in 2009.
A folded grid was used as a guideline to collapse each dollar into a unique pattern.
Folded from a single square of duo-sided paper. Designed specifically for the "Origami NOW!" exhibit at the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, MA. The exhibit ran from June 2007 to June 2008.
Designed in 2010 and folded from a single square of my handmade paper. This is one of my favorite original designs.
I designed and folded this model in one (long) sitting. I absolutely love the design, but my first execution (pictured) was sloppy and lacked detail. Upon my recent revisit, I still have not folded a satisfactory version, but I have done an isolated face study, a bust study, and understand how to fold the textures of flowing fabric and bony flesh. Version 2.0 is in the works.
Folded in 2008 while on a train, this has been in my wallet ever since. I improvised much of this, but Chris K. Palmer developed the folding sequence for the circular element in the middle, which is the meat of the design. Video instructions can be found on his Flowers Collection 1 CD, which can be purchased here. Chris also has diagrams in his book titled "Shadowfolds", which can be purchased here.
I came up with the design in 2009, but wasn't satisfied with the outcome. A year later, in 2010, I unfolded the model, understood what I had done, and folded a better, more animated and efficient version right then and there. Now I am very satisfied with the design.
The crease pattern is fairly simple considering all of the folding takes place on one end of the bill.
Designed, folded, diagrammed, published and copyrighted in 2006. Diagrams can be found in the "OrigamiUSA Annual Collection 2006", which can be purchased from The Source, here.
This design has gone through many evolutions before reaching this point. It was originally designed in 2005. The version pictured was folded in 2013.
While attempting to refold my $ Car (which I never diagrammed), I decided to switch gears halfway through folding as I saw new potential. I would like to revisit this design and see what other car concepts I can fold from a dollar.
Designed and folded in 2006. Every time I revisit this design, I end up with an entirely new model, as I have no diagrams. See the $ Pickup Truck.
An improvised mask that I made for my friend Daria in 2013. Wetfolded from a square of Canson Mi-Teintes.
An improvised mask, folded in late 2012. For this one, I started by folding a nose (the most prominent feature), and moved outwards from there to make a face that was well deserving of the monstrous nose. The side view is pretty comical.
An improvised mask that I folded back in 2008 from a square of fabric-foil.
An improvised mask molded in 2009 from a sheet of fabric-foil. Although I am a big fan of asymmetric faces for their animated qualities, I believe the extreme symmetry works well for this particular mask.
An original model by Jeff Beynon, adapted to a dollar bill. The model springs outward when squeezed.
Designed by Won Park and published in one of his books, titled "Dollar Origami". After folding the precreases, I wetfolded the remainder with methyl-cellulose to create the nice and smooth surfaces that I desired.
"Dollar Origami" can be purchased on amazon here.
"Extreme Origami" can be purchased here, which is another great book, catered towards more advanced folders.
Designed by Won Park and published in both of his books (linked below). After folding the precreases, I wetfolded the remainder with methyl-cellulose to create the desired contour and implied motion.
"Dollar Origami" can be purchased on amazon here.
"Extreme Origami" can be purchased here.
Designed by the late, great master Eric Joisel. I folded this in 2009 from a 6" piece of tissue foil. Due to the size of the paper, I found myself having trouble with molding the fine details. Given the circumstances, I am happy with the outcome. If I fold this model again, I'll start with a bigger square and have some fun with the pose to give him more character and implied motion.
Designed by Robert J. Lang and widely considered to be the best rose ever designed. Diagrams are published in the Tanteidan 12th Convention book.
Designed by Robert J. Lang and published in one of his books titled, "Origami Insects II", which can be purchased from The Source.
Wetfolded from a square of Michael LaFosse's handmade insect paper. I used images of tarantula's as a guide when molding the paper. It sits on my work desk at home and I take it as a compliment when it scares people. However, I'm worried that it may get swatted at one day.
Designed by the late, great master, Eric Joisel. Published in his booklet titled "3D Masks & Busts" which is available from the British Origami Society's website, here. If you are interested in the human form and Joisel's animated and lifelike figures, I highly suggest also picking up "The Magician of Paper", which is available here.
Designed by the late, great master, Eric Joisel. Published in his book titled "3D Masks & Busts" which is available from the British Origami Society's website, here. If you are interested in the human form and Joisel's animated and lifelike figures, I highly suggest also picking up "The Magician of Paper", which is available here.