|Posted on June 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM|
The essay below was submitted for a school assignment, but It also expresses some of my views in origami matters:
Imagine being able to create anything that you desire out of one material. If you could use nothing other than your hands and a sheet of paper to accomplish this feat, what would you construct? Most likely, you have many thoughts racing through your mind. I was confronted with this remarkable situation over five years ago, and I took the opportunity to connect with a magnificent form of art. Yes, I’m proud that I am able to take part in the art of origami.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of folding many designs that simply take your breath away. Among them are origami action models, origami designed by a master Origamist in the U.S. named Robert J. Lang, origami tessellations, and even some of my own designs. Although many of these models take hours to fold, the product is quite awe-inspiring. Origami is so engaging, in fact, that I have spent days completing only one model! Sadly, however, many people are either unaware of origami, or they do not feel that they have the patience that this art requires.
As the title suggests, Origami appears to be a lost art. Even with all of the effort I have made to tell others about it, many still display a blank look on their face when I inform them about what I enjoy doing.
When I was still just beginning in my origami endeavor, I would watch videos on YouTube in order to obtain instructions. Now, however, I own many books with origami diagrams, and I am aiming to obtain more. You can also search “origami diagrams” online, and you will find instructions in this manner as well. On the other hand, if none of these methods suit your needs, you can always borrow a book from your local library.
In summation, what is it that makes origami so incredible? For one thing, origami can be used to make absolutely anything that your heart desires. Furthermore, anyone who puts forth the effort can learn origami. Also, there is no shortage of instructions for models that were previously designed by others. In conclusion, if this brief essay has motivated you in any way, I urge you to make the effort to have the ability to say: “I’m proud that I am able to take part in the art of origami.”
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