International Origami Artists Push the Boundaries

Origami by Jeannine Mosely (Photo: OrigamiUSA)

Origami by Jeannine Mosely (Photo: OrigamiUSA)

Our Geo Quiz Tuesday delves into the art of origami.

Japanese artists were the first to come up with the idea of neatly folding paper into the shapes of cranes and other animals.

Nowadays origami artists all over the world are doing landscapes, spaceships, the sky’s the limit really.

That’s if you have some time on your hands says American origami master Robert Lang.

“The things I’m doing today take a lot of design,” he says. “I may spend hours or even days developing an intricate design working out the positions of all the folds, and how those folds interact, and then again hours to days to actually fold the object up.”

For the Geo Quiz, can you locate the newest international origami museum?

When it opens later this year it will

Article source: http://www.theworld.org/2013/06/international-origami-artists-push-the-boundaries/

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