In Four-footed creatures on November 10, 2012 by romi

I made this model using a rectangular paper with an aspect ratio– ratio of the longer side to the shorter side– of 1:√2.. Such rectangle is called silver rectangle.

Jun Maekawa, in his new book ‘Genuine Japanese Origami’, demonstrates the beauty of ‘silver rectangle origami’. At the end of the book, he concludes:

Although I am sure the square is a special form of origami, I do not persist in folding square sheets. What I want to feel with my hands, eyes and brain is the world of harmony consisting of surfaces and lines, and one can see the world more clearly by taking a step back from the square.”


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