Synopses & Reviews
Origami takes flight with these 25+ beautiful bird projects, from a cockatiel, horned owl, and hummingbird to the exotic albatross and extinct dodo. Just photocopy the templates onto cardstock; score, cut, and fold; and, finally, interlock the joints to create a dimensional creature. All the projects are arranged by difficulty and the richly photographed pages show the birds from multiple perspectives, perching, standing, and flying.and#160;
"Readers have probably heard of origami, but how about kirigami? This unusual guide combines the familiar technique of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, with kirigami, the Japanese art of cutting paper. For each project, the reader can photocopy a template, then follow step-by-step instructions to cut and shape a flat sheet of paper into an elegant miniature bird sculpture. Projects are divided into categories of very easy, easy, intermediate, and advanced. Birds are listed by their common names, and the projects include many species-accurate details. VERDICT: This novel guide will satisfy the crafting urges of adults and children alike." and#8212;Library Journal
About the Author
Hiroshi Hayakawa is a professor of drawing and mixed-media photography at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He earned BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design, as well as his MFA in Photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Hiroshi began making kirigami animal sculptures in the mid-90s when he was asked to create table decorations for a Chinese New Year's party. The Sherrie Gallerie in Columbus, OH represents Hiroshi's photography. He lives in Columbus.