I try to post origami every month, but as of late, my rate of production has been less than that. That’s okay, I still have a huge backlog of photos. One thing I’ve never posted, are my very earliest photos, when I started doing modular origami in………. 2012. Well here’s the very first one:
I started out by folding designs from Beginner’s Book of Modular Origami Polyhedra: The Platonic Solids by Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein–it’s not the book in the photo, it’s more beginner-friendly than that. It’s a good starter book for modular origami, I recommend it.
I didn’t dedicate much effort to the photos at the time. The book is there because that’s what I had on the shelf. I put my hand in the photo to give it a sense of scale; also, as if to say “Zap! A cube!” I went on to zap more cubes from there on.
And I never stopped zapping things.
Funny that I put my scratch paper into the photo, but that was a thing that I did on multiple occasions. I was (and still am) interested in hinting at the process behind the art, and the process does indeed involve doing geometry. On paper. Not for the cubes though! Cubes just spill out of my fingers.