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origami in Taiwan
8 months, 3 weeks ago Posted in: Blog 2

Last fall I was invited to be a guest at a convention in Israel hosted by OASIS, a newly formed group headed by Ilan Garibi (Oasis website).   I said yes despite the provision that I arrange my own travel.  My hosts who included Ilan, Saadya Sternberg, and Boaz Shuval sweetened the deal with offers of […]


1 year ago Posted in: Blog 0

On Thursdays when I don’t have meetings, I teach origami to the patients at Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland (CHRCO website).  The origami is part of an art therapy program, administered by the Child Life Department.  In mid May 2013 I parked my car where I always do when coming to the hospital, […]


1 year, 1 month ago Posted in: Blog 0

During January 2013 Saadya Sternberg wrote me saying: “I came across this Master Folder, who equals or surpasses almost anyone I’ve seen working today in his directions, who is Taiwanese.  Am embarrassed actually not to have known of him sooner.  He is Lai Chen- Hsiang, of Taichung City, Taiwan.  He deserves a pilgramage” See [the […]


1 year, 1 month ago Posted in: Blog 0

Won, Seon Seo and Vicky Mihara Avery, finalists in the snap contest at the 4th KOA Convention If you want to go to an origami convention in a great country, attended by the most friendly welcoming people, in a fantastic facility, you can’t do any better than the Korean Origami Convention.  I had the gift […]


2 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Blog 3

“Folding Paper, the Infinite Possibilities of Origami” On March 9 of 2012, I went to Los Angeles for the members’ opening of a major exhibition of origami art at the Japanese American National Museum. “Folding paper, the Infinite Possibilities of Origami” was the brainchild of Meher McArthur.  Art historian, curator, author, and much more; Meher […]


3 years ago Posted in: Blog 0
Origami Convention, Boyaca, Colombia

During the middle of August I had the good fortune of being a guest at the Second Origami Convention in the State of Boyacá, Colombia. The gathering of approximately 70 folders was organized by Jaime Niño Bernal. Jaime is a mathematics professor in a secondary school near his home town in Chiquinquirá. Here is his […]


3 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Blog 2
Eric Joisel Remembered

On the 15th of October, approximately 60 of us, family and friends, gathered in Enghien-les-Bains to say a final farewell to Eric Joisel. To many in the origami community, he was a much admired colleague. He was more than that to me. He was a dear friend. I would visit with him when I was […]


3 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Blog 0
Guest in Spain 2010

In August 2010 I had the pleasure of being invited to the convention of the Grupo Papiroflex in Zaragoza, Spain. Jorge Pardo is an integral member of this group, arguably one of the oldest groups dedicated to origami. It was founded in Zaragoza in the mid-1940’s and has been active for most of the time […]