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Origami and Other Stuff - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Origami and Other Stuff
As part of playing tourist with harrock's mom, we (plus Kye) went to see the origami exhibit, plus a lot of everything else, at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Here's my favorite of the origami, and also the 17th-century depiction of an alien abduction, in netsuke:

Current Mood: enthralled intrigued

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merastra From: merastra Date: November 25th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. The kraken attack is *amazing*.
ricedog From: ricedog Date: November 26th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
What's that in its lower tentacle? Maybe it's cleansing the ship of a sea-troll infestation.


desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: November 26th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a sailor. Well, it's a person, anyway. :)
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: November 26th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe this is just a common assumption, but the bit that firstfrost didn't mention is that (iirc) that's a single sheet of paper, with no cuts or tears.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 26th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I do assume that for origami, in fact. :) (There were a few in the exhibit that were multi-sheet, but I think that's more cheating than wet-folding).

I took a picture of the folding chart for it, too! Note the teeny bit at the bottom left for the sailor.



Edited at 2007-11-26 05:40 am (UTC)
merastra From: merastra Date: November 26th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
That folding chart is insane.
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: November 26th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah! That is Brian Chan's work.

kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: November 26th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that preview came out large.

And it isn't easy to play the video, which is a shame, because it's worth watching. So I guess I'll just link to the original. It's a high resolution video, so watch it full screen.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: November 26th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, the kraken is in the video too! :)
twe From: twe Date: November 26th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's been a couple years since I was at the PEM, but the carved ivory was really impressive. I think my favorite piece was the carved tusk on an ebony basewhich is I think part of their permanent collection. (I remember seeing the Moon Bed too.)

The origami exhibit definitely looks worth a visit.
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