origami in Taiwan
1 year, 3 months ago Posted in: Blog 0

On October 4th, 2016, “Origami Universe”, one of the largest origami exhibits anywhere opened at the ChiMei Museum in Tainan, Taiwan. The exhibit featured nearly 400 works from 63 artists, scientists, engineers, and designers from 21 countries. It occupied over 1400 square meters of space (14000 square feet) in the special exhibit galleries at the […]

1 year, 11 months ago Posted in: Blog 0

  On February 5, 2016 “Origami Living World” (OLW), an exhibit of two dozen of the world’s best origami artists, opened at the prestigious National Museum of History in Taipei (NMH).  This culminated over two years of work for me that included 7 visits to Taiwan, dozens of workshops and lectures, and more than 2 […]

2 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Blog 0
Display, Packing, and Shipping Origami Art

Few things are more frustrating than months of your work time making origami art being destroyed in shipment, or having to display someone’s creation that lacks a means to stand up. Whether you are the artist or the curator, both are avoidable. Here are some tips from more people than Bernie Peyton. This is not an exhaustive treatment […]

3 years, 12 months 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 […]

4 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Blog 0

On Thursdays when I am not traveling, I teach origami to the patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland (CHO 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, on 54th Street […]

4 years, 4 months 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 […]

4 years, 4 months 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 […]

5 years, 10 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 […]

6 years, 4 months 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 […]

6 years, 10 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 […]