What should an artist draw? Feeling. Eternity. Schizophrenia. Artistic art since the dawn of civilization has chewed and spat out attempts to reflect reality. However, when an artist sits down to create an animated painting, he becomes a hostage to geometry. Spark, storm, madness – must consist of cubes, dots and pieces. Rain, dust and glare – nodes of mathematical blocks. You can go beyond geometry by combining 2D and 3D graphics in one frame. This is now the gold standard of animation. But in origami it is impossible to go beyond geometry. The paradoxical plot must be realized with your own hands in the corners and bisectors of the universal working fluid – the square. I think that this is why artists in the origami technique are representatives of constructive thinking – mathematicians, physicists, teachers of technical universities.
Nicholas Terry – French engineer, doctor of chemistry and programmer, Elon Griabiabout whom little is known, and Bernie Peyton – American scientist, artist, teacher in 2016 created “Origami Authors Community“and established an annual award, which will be awarded starting in 2021. There is an opportunity until September 25 vote for the most interesting worksand below I will talk about my impressions of several of them.
The award is awarded for the way the author tells a story through his work and conveys a message to the viewer.
Portrait is one of the newest genres in origami. There are no straight lines or other square patterns in people’s faces. The more harmony can be seen in works created from a pair of fuzzy folds.
Recursion of folders
Depicting yourself and the pattern by which the work is created is a favorite move in literature and cinema, but a fairly new trend for origami.
The winged bull wonders whether the lifting force of his wings will be enough to smoothly land his carcass when jumping from a column. My cat often takes this position before doing something mischievous. Beauty and life.
Out of order
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to meet the characters in Picasso’s paintings? If not, then you can imagine looking at this work.
A popular creature among origami authors. A beautiful, cheerful, kind dog conveys feelings even without a plot. I have several similar ones on my shelf.
Save the pangolins
Pangolins are cute, and being curled up in your arms is the peak of tenderness. The topic of animal protection is noble and close to many.
A man with a triangular head reads a book. A fitting hero for a post-modern anime.
On my shelf, in addition to the doggies, there is also a group of elephants. Capturing the aesthetics of this majestic animal is not easy. It seems that this is an important story for Vietnam, but for residents of other countries they cannot help but feel the strength and natural growth emanating from this work.
The rocket, of course, is depicted incorrectly! But I couldn’t pass by.
“I am Time, the mighty destroyer of worlds, and I am going to kill people. Even without your participation, all these warriors standing in rows opposite each other will fall” – free translation passage from the Bhagavad Gita quoted by Robert Oppenheimer, stunned by the sight of a nuclear explosion. I went to see the film “Oppenheimer” yesterday and am still in shock and awe from what I saw. I think it makes sense to add the Asura model to the shelf of all physics lovers, and other fans will understand you without words.
Awarded for pushing the known boundaries of folding techniques, solving the folding problem.
I tried to put this one together according to the pattern and it didn’t work out. This sucks. And the model is elegant.
Roses in origami are a compromise between the harmoniousness of mathematical precision and the asymmetry of the world of beauty. In the modern world, flowers are an obligation, consumer goods, a routine. A scarlet flower is not something you can approach a girl with. Origami flowers are a secret that not everyone knows and not everyone can count it.
Girl on her knees
I think this is a nesting doll! In general, Slavic culture is poorly represented in origami, which should be addressed for the next award.
The pattern, that is, the mathematical structure of the model, is much more interesting than the result. This is not the most beautiful wolf I have seen, but one of the most beautiful patterns.
All cats are beautiful, and tigers are beautiful and dangerous. The white tiger looks very cool and aggressive. The tasty little creatures should definitely run away at the sight of such a gait.
Another model with a very interesting hexagonal parterre. And it’s quite difficult to develop and assemble one. Lots of details at unusual angles.
At the other end of the complexity spectrum is a very detailed, fluid model made from a very simple pattern. Minimum geometry, maximum form.
An award for a model whose folding process is no less interesting than the result.
Love the sealed steps to the soft shape. The ideal model in this regard, in my opinion, is the horse of Hideo Komatsu. Perhaps the goat will also be on the list of my favorite hermetic animals.
Previous awards considered only the authors of patterns and diagrams, those who came up with the base of the model. But origami, as is customary in art, is a dialogue between the author and the viewer. The audience is not indifferent. Assembling a famous model is also an art. Many viewers collect Miladies better than their authors.
Dragon Ryu Jin
Ryu Din is probably the complete form of a dragon. It is most likely impossible to achieve more by adding new details. The author of the model is the mathematician Satoshi Kamiya, beloved by all origamists for his beautiful, original and easy-to-sculpt models. He collected Ryu Length for two months from a sheet measuring 2 by 2 meters. It is unknown what Tu Kaiming used to assemble the model and how long it took him to assemble it, but it turned out perfectly neat.
Probably the most famous model of an owl in organ circles. Owls are as beautiful as cats; you can admire them endlessly, but it is impossible to understand their secrets.
Another work by Satoshi Kamiya. I think this dragon is the most complex and detailed model a beginner in origami can build. Each stage of folding the dragon is interesting and original. There are almost no boring harmonicas and dull box modeling. There is a huge scope for interpretation.
And again the model is Satoshi Kamiya. A very elegant phoenix that can be folded from capricious paper. Like the author of this interpretation, I folded this one from orange mulberry paper with veins. It turns out easy and effective. Gave it to my mother.
A work by Satoshi Kamiya that I didn’t know about. Who would have thought that the silhouette of a cat’s back could create a whole story? Satoshi is amazing. Cats are amazing. You are amazing.
Once again, Kyohei Katsuta’s interpretation of the bird design. Despite the name “chicken”, the model is a full-fledged rooster with a huge comb and tail. The proportions are very close to the original. From a distance, such a model can be confused with a shuffling bird. A very carefully put together work.
It is an interpretation of an origami model created as an interpretation of a sculpture created as an interpretation of a myth. Origami David has not only pumped up, but also dried out over the centuries of existence of this image. Looking at “contemporary art,” many viewers can say that art has taken a wrong turn: from masterpieces to kindergarten daub. Contemplating the evolution of David, I would like to say that this is exactly the vector of development of art that I want to see now and in the future.
I don’t like abstractions in origami because it is a mathematical form of mathematical content. Curves drawn on a board are just as good as those folded out of paper. There is no unity and struggle of opposites, no frontier in this. However, many of the works seemed both beautiful and skillful to me. I would hang them in the bedroom in a frame.