Month: June 2007

Great Paper Artwork at OUSA Convention

Bekah Gjerde Originally uploaded by lilzabubba. We just got back from NYC a few days ago; my wife Bekah just finished uploading the majority of our photos, if you’re inclined to take a look. It was a lot of fun, and we were able to meet up with many flickr folding friends, both old and new. I’m very thankful for such a great chance to meet so many of you in person! Some highlights that I enjoyed: (title shot) – Bekah’s kirigami artwork of the Sun and Water, assembled (or deconstructed?) in Jeff’s Harlem studio. 32 two-dollar bills, folded as a single sheet, by me: Some great work from Christine Edison: Brian Chan: Fantastic tessellated Romanesco cauliflower, again by Brian Chan: Pureland Tessellations by Goran Konjevod: Ray Schamp’s Corrugations: More beautiful tessellations and masks from Joel Cooper: Astonishing pieces from Polly Verity, our new folding friend from Scotland: And, of course, some photos from our visit to Jen Stark’s exhibition at the LMak Projects over in Williamsburg: (this last piece is my favorite!)

Teaching Tessellation Basics at OUSA

Teaching at Origami USA Convention, NYC June 2007 Originally uploaded by EricGjerde. Bekah and I are heading to NYC tomorrow morning, to do a little touristing and personal meet-ups before the Origami USA convention June 22-25 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. I will be teaching two classes, one complex class on folding tessellations from this scallop shell unit, and one intermediate class on "tessellation basics". To that end, I whipped together a little booklet covering a few of the basic concepts, using some materials and ideas from my upcoming book. It’s really just a bit of a taste of the topic, but I wanted to help people grasp some of the simple bits, so the class would be a bit easier to teach- teaching is hard work, and I get easily sidetracked. I will be posting a version of the 8 page booklet online after the convention, once I have an opportunity to shake out anything that the class (or others) feel is a little confusing, needs clarification, etc. Jamie Kelley of …

Foil FIT

Foil FIT Originally uploaded by lilzabubba. My wife Bekah folded this wonderful model of Tom Hull’s the other afternoon, to display at the OUSA convention in NYC in a few weeks. I have always considered this to be one of the really difficult designs out there, and yet she did it in just a few hours. I’m glad she doesn’t fold tessellations or I’d be out of a job! 🙂