origami fish

I was up past midnight doing “Artist Yoga”, aka frantically organizing prints for Fanime (at the San Jose Convention Center)

I’ll be in the Artist Alley at table 1603 from May 27th -30th doing more “Artist Yoga” and bending backwards trying to grab all the prints lol. Come by and w̶a̶t̶c̶h̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶p̶a̶i̶n̶  say hi! :D

(That’s my 100 gallon aquaponics system in the background and a giant origami fish on the wall named Fat Louie…)

Long Eared Owl.

I’ve designed a couple of owls lately. And I’m not alone. There are few more popular subjects in origami than owls. For some reason designers are always finding new ways to fold them. Is it cuteness? Is it the challenge of representing all of the features?

Perhaps there is something about owls that lets us be creative and put our own interpretation into the design. Almost any of the features can be left out - apart from maybe having a body and some big eyes- so designers are free to depict, suggest - or omit - whatever they choose.

Folded with a 25cm square of peak valley iridescent paper;
From a fish base;
Designed December 2015.