Monday, February 17, 2014

Closed Sink

Much of my time lately has been spent trying to make an origami tarantula.  This picture shows a mere fraction of my failed attempts to achieve the "closed sink" fold.  It is number 32 out of the70 steps it takes to create the bug.  I have certainly mastered the folds that come before the closed sink, having done them over a hundred times, but although I can fumble my way through it, I have only the flimsiest understanding of how this particular fold is accomplished.  By the time I have completed it, the paper is is so badly molested and reworked that it barely holds together.

Why do I spend hours every day in pursuit of the elusive sink?  My only answer is, why not?

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