Amazing Lines – Origami

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Happiness Shared

Last year the Naples Botanical Garden had a display of origami sculptures throughout the garden. These were big, and not really sculptures. They were created through the collaboration of Dr. Robert J. Lang, one of the world’s most renowned origami artists, and Kevin Box who used the paper origami objects to make cast aluminum replicas that were then painted.

I loved the birds, so took photos of them on several occasions, including a rare evening visit when they were lit from below but also were catching the last soft warm light of the setting sun.

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Title is Migrating Peace, of the common crane.

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Model folded from a single piece of paper by Dr. Robert J. Lang.

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Gathering Peace

The most amazing part of this exhibit was the display of moldings created from the origami papers that were folded and unfolded.

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Crane Unfolded – Phoenix Rising

Hidden within every folded origami object is a “crease pattern” – a document of history accounting for most of the choices or creases made in creating an origami object.

Each fold leaves a permanent crease in the paper that can only be revealed by deconstructing or unfolding the object.

Kevin Box, from his explanation of this exhibit in the Naples Botanical Garden, 2017

The Daily Post’s photography prompt for this week is lines. I spent a lot of time thinking about it and as I was trying to get my Lightroom data and hard drive images merged in my new computer I saw these photos from last year. Thanks, Cheri, as this gave me the perfect theme for using them in a post.

You can see more of Kevin Box’s work by clicking here or googling Kevin Box Origami.

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