Flying Mantis


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noun: origami
The Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. The work must be folded from a single square sheet of paper with no cuts or tears.

Technical Details: Folded from a single uncut square of black Thai Unryu measuring 40″ x 40″

Additional Notes: Currently on display in the Paper Tree San Francisco Gallery in Japan Town.

V1.3 simplified iB^ Crease Pattern for my Flying Mantis origami model. I think the V1.4 will better handle the front pincher area, as I was not able to represent the paper usage 100% accurately with the current sizing. V1.5 will have the paper twists and V1.6 will have the collapse geometry and refined edge packing.
A quick break down: The circles represent paper usage, not based on angles, but relative position to the formed edge (will be clearer in V1.4 onwards) The darker the color, the deeper the layer. Highlighted edges represent inverse folds. Negative space represents the collapsed form.
The theory behind the infinityBase^ is centered in the belief that in order to fold 3d structures, 3d geometry has to be used (rather than the standard 2d in traditional origami work). The models are folded directly into the 3d form bypassing the pre-collapsed geometry which causes paper loss as established by the predesigned representative equation.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 14 x 12 in


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