origami salvage yard
Originally uploaded by origami joel.
Joel Cooper has several new photos online- I found this one to be the most striking.
it’s the cast-offs from his mask folding; he says that the designs that don’t work out get re-used as prototyping material. I think we all understand that- especially once you’ve spent all that time precreasing the paper, it feels wrong to just throw it away.
due to the sheer quantity of creases on these designs, it almost looks like faces melting, or something odd like that… they all seem very sad, to me.
I still find these amazing. check his photo stream on flickr for a great set of posts on his creation process for these tessellated masks.