Sunday, 28 December 2008


Here is a centipede I have been working on.  The head is constantly undergoing redesign so I haven't concentrated on it.   The segments are quite easy, just petal folds and a 9 square grid.  then I link them together.

The truth is that my centipede only has 56 legs at the moment but apparently very few centipedes have 100 legs and no millipedes have 1,000,000 legs.  

Sunday, 21 December 2008

mounted animal heads

I have to say I feel a bit bad about this post.  

So I have had this thing with making origami heads.  The  bat, the manbat and the bat mask are a result of this.  
So while looking at Robert Langs Nautilus and just playing with a part along the way I came to the dog head here.  I liked it and am playing with body ideas and am getting somewhere but not fast. 
It made me think of having done this before.  I remember working on a body for an axolotl  based on the head pictured here.  The body was passable at best.  
So I thought what could I do with these heads.  I could do masks but it seemes incomplete to me so I came up with the head rack.  It is slightly adjusted for each of the heads here but it is just a shield with a bunch of overlaps in the middle that the neck of your head can fit into.

So here they are.  
The axolotl, the dog, the bat and Rachels cobra which I like very much.  Rachel showed it to me at the pub and I stole it to copy and mount on an origami wall.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Scissors 3... something about revenge of the ...

Here is my how to as jpegs.

Is this makable by anyone else?

Scissors 2

I decided to post a how to for the scissors and as usual it all went wrong.  

First I found the wiki how to origami scissors page which made me think it would be cool to post my design.  
Then I sat down to make instructions and realized again how hard that is.  
Then I looked further and found the scissors posted here which are better than mine.  
So now I have a pdf and 4 pictures on how to make an inferior pair of scissors.    I do like that mine are way too complicated but that is all I have left.
And I cant publish a pdf on this blog!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


Last night I had a little accident.  I knocked over a skip.  Admittedly it was a small skip full of paper and it got me thinking.  So I made an origami skip to match and then changed the skip to be more like the skip I knocked over so I guess I made 2 origami skips.

Like everything the skip has a story....
A while ago while I was installing Martin Kippenbergers Heavy Burschi I had this idea for an exhibition where I hired a skip and  put it in the middle of a gallery.  Artists are invited to deposit a work they made that they would like destroyed.  The show would run for a set period of time and at the end of the show the skip would be taken away and the works destroyed.  I still like this idea and have some ideas for where I would like to have the show even.  

So the other day a friend, Ellie, handed me  the small plastic skip / paper and pen holder while we were charity shopping.   I think the general response to it is that it is U.G.L.Y. but I love it.  So it is my memocube holder at home now. Thus the skip accident image.

It is strange how origami and art interrelate at least in my mind.