Origami is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD and was popularized in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami.
The number of basic origami folds is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The most well known origami model is probably the Japanese paper crane. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo era (1603–1867), has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with.
Modular origami, or unit origami, is a paperfolding technique which uses multiple sheets of paper to create a larger and more complex structure than would be possible using single-piece origami techniques. Each individual sheet of paper is folded into a module, or unit, and then modules are assembled into an integrated flat shape or three-dimensional structure by inserting flaps into pockets created by the folding process. These insertions create tension or friction that holds the model together.
The Chinese describe a newborn as a sheet of blank paper, pure and innocent. Blank paper is empty but full of potential. Everyone begins life as a blank sheet of paper: what the paper becomes is determined by how it is manipulated. Who we become is determined by education and life experience. We have a historical relationship to paper that spans almost 2000 years; it is sometimes a commodity, sometimes a communication media, and sometimes a representation of cultural beliefs. Whether it comes in the form of a map, a post-it note or a great work of literature, there is an intrinsic connection between paper and humans.
A Slap Board made out from printed paper 300 GSM. A total of 4 parts is required to structure everything together. This slap board is one of the props used in Project 365 Stop Motion. See Video
Based on the ancient techniques of origami and paper toys phenomenon. We propose a simple form that can be characterized, to unite and form complex shapes. The purpose of this is to present different artistic views and merge to create a work whose meaning depends on what communicate the art of each piece. Technically these brackets work individually and as modules of a larger structure. Are interrelated through two binding sites located in the same figure in order to form a system.
Technical origami, also known as origami sekkei is a field of origami that has developed almost hand-in-hand with the field of mathematical origami. In the early days of origami, development of new designs was largely a mix of trial-and-error, luck and serendipity. With advances in origami mathematics however, the basic structure of a new origami model can be theoretically plotted out on paper before any actual folding even occurs. This method of origami design was developed by Robert Lang, Meguro Toshiyuki and others, and allows for the creation of extremely complex multi-limbed models such as many-legged centipedes, human figures with a full complement of fingers and toes, and the like.