Purists sometimes look at our work and say, “Oh, how very special – do you ever fold anything from a square?”
The back of our hand to their froward ways. Purists!
Yeah, sometimes. We like rectangles. A square is a kind of rectangle, as we’ll sometimes remind them. We try not to get superstitious about Number, hard as that often is. There’s nothing particularly sacred about a ratio or counting system outside of its relationship to man – our math is on the via negativa. As Sam Cooke put it so well, “Don’t know much about Algebra, Don’t know what a slide rule is for….” The things we don’t know are way more important than the ones we think we know.
Well, this is from a square. And after you fold one, you’ll realize you could make this from any size rectangle. Feel free, this piece is itching for variation.
And we have some more Amazing Origami. The cherry blossoms on the model above are a visual pun on the ?-love inherent in the piece.-quiddity, here. The folding sequence in steps 1-5 of the SCP, the one by which we approach a 54° angle, is reverentially lifted from Kunihiko Kasahara’s
This model is sent into the world under a Creative Commons license, one that allows you to copy and distribute the Crease Pattern and the Sequenced Crease Pattern, teach it to the teaming masses at your door, and to modify it and develop it as you think interesting or desirable. It does not allow for economic development without making the appropriate offerings of respect to the Family. (Someday, we will tell you the sad, yet instructional tale of the purveyor of ebooks and the Origolem.)