Category Archives: paper folding

It’s Too Darn Hot

It’s actually quite cool this morning, and yesterday wasn’t too bad, but most of the week had temperatures around 30ºC. It was too hot to work with folding paper in the daytime —my hands sweat at that temperature— so I … Continue reading

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Inheritance/Nurture, not Nature

I’ve been working on two new pieces this week involving a combination of printed panels and folded two-part menko. Some of the papers I am using are my hand made ones. The coloured one above contains asparagus fibre and delphinium … Continue reading

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The Elements: Air

I spent a good part of the week working on The Elements, beginning by making some test prints to check colour. (This also functioned as a printer test. Inkjet printers can get cranky when left sitting for extended periods.)

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The Elements

This is the image for the Fire piece from my planned series The Elements.

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A Clear Midnight Revisited

With July 7, the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, still a couple of days away, I thought I would re-post one of my favourite previous Tanabata projects, a DIY star-themed artist’s book from 2018. An accordion with interlocked diamond-shaped … Continue reading

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Tanabata 2020

Every year I celebrate the anniversary of this blog on Tanabata, July 7, with a star-themed DIY project. For the sixth anniversary —and a little ahead of schedule in case you want to give it to someone on Canada Day … Continue reading

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Twenty-twenty Hindsight

I have been working on a new piece this week. In fact, nine new, similar, but not quite identical, pieces. I covered nine 6.35 cm (2.5 in) wooden blocks with three different Japanese papers purchased from The Paper Place in … Continue reading

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Memory Bank

I spent the week folding paper and assembling the five cubes for the work tentatively named Memory Bank. The cubes will be displayed as a group, but also work individually.

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Friday Night Flicks: Ghostly International presents Matthew Shlian

This week’s paper engineer, Matt Shlian, produces more abstract forms than Benja Harney who was featured last week. From the text on Vimeo: Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: How to Make a Record-Setting Paper Plane

Tonight’s flick has been on Colossal, and has been viewed more than 230,000 times since March 3, 2020 so there’s a good chance you have already seen it. Just in case you missed it, here it is. The video shows … Continue reading

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