Tuesday, 29 January 2013

CHEATING


[Insert witty/surprised comment about posting twice in one week here]. Yes, as it has become apparent in my origami years, the activity comes in waves. Sometimes I have too much time on my hands and origami is the best outlet or other times I don't have time but it somehow injects itself into my life anyways. Then sadly there are the times in between those where I really am too busy or I really am "too busy" (aka lazy). Well, at the moment, it seems there's a nice balance between being busy and being lazy so I have managed to get some origami into my days.

That being said, I may have stumbled upon one of the easiest kusudamas out there. For two reasons. One: each unit requires only two folds. Unreal! And two: it kind of cheats. Majorly cheats actually. It breaks one of the main rules of origami in fact. Glue! But I'm over that whole 'no scissors, no glue' thing. That's just a bonus if it follows the rules. In the end, if it looks badass and has the geometry to back it up then it's a win (and therefor counts as origami).

Anyways, that was a lot of blabbing and not a lot of getting-on-with-it... Here's the COFO kusudama by Falk Brito. It is built up of these cute little roundish triangular pyramids which are made of the simplest two-fold units. 20 triangular pyramids, 3 units each, 60 7x5 pieces of paper yield this simple but pretty model. 






I think the paper works with this model - it gives it that extra touch of extravagance. Thanks to my friend Ashley who gave the paper to me in a random act of superkindness!

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