This is a 30-piece floral ball, or kusudama. Not too much to say about it.
Except: this is one of the oldest origami photos I’ve posted, from 2013. Whatever happened to this model? I can’t find it in storage, and don’t remember giving it away. I have to imagine it got damaged or destroyed. Nothing lasts forever. I often think back to a passage from origamist Tomoko Fuse:
Sometimes I burn origami that have been crushed or that prove unsuccessful in one way or another. As I watch the green, blue, and orange flames (probably caused by the pigments used to color the paper), I reflect on the sad ephemerality of those animal forms and starlike solid-geometric figures and on the time I spent engrossed in creating them.
–Tomoko Fuse, Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations
Words to live by. Enjoy the rest of spring.
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