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Michael LaFosse has been an origami artist for many years and is taken into account a number one authority and grasp of the artwork of paper folding.
An avid trainer, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a studying heart and design studio devoted to the artwork of origami, and one of many solely locations on this planet specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist.
Michael LaFosse has taught origami in colleges since 1972, and continues to work with lecturers, artists, designers, and performers who incorporate origami into their skilled actions.
A biologist by coaching, Michael’s best-known works are practical origami animals and vegetation, folded from particular, archival papers developed and produced on the Origamido Studio.
Origamido additionally produces folded artwork, jewellery, and industrial designs for quite a lot of worldwide purchasers. Michael’s co-curated “Origami Now!”, a wildly standard, year-long exhibition on the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Vanessa Gould prominently featured him in a Peabody Award-winning movie, Between the Folds.
Richard Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio with Michael LaFosse in 1996. He has been the chief papermaker, holding workshops since 2003, and is a frequent collaborator with different well-known paper artists.
Richard holds a level from Cornell College in biology (techniques ecology), the place he additionally studied panorama structure and design. He has consulted with attire, container, toy, and shopper product designers to include folding concept into acquainted daily-use objects.
After leaving a profession in environmental biology, Richard labored with Michael to advance the artwork of origami by making customized handmade papers with different origami artists. He started videotaping Michael LaFosse’s authentic designs in 1991, and has authored / co-authored over 50 publications together with printed pamphlet kits, hardcover books, and video origami and papermaking directions.
Collectively, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and over 70 books, kits, and movies about paper and paper arts.
Dancing with the Paper
The method of folding after which turning the paper to reposition it for consolation earlier than the subsequent fold is akin to a dance, and much more so when the paper is massive and the maneuvers are carried out within the air, slightly than in opposition to a desk floor. The fluidity of movement, and the altering relationships between the paper, the particular person, and the planet are fulfilling for the folder, and entertaining for spectators.~From The Important E-book of Origami by Michael Lafosseand Richard Alexander
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Books by Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander
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Video Tutorials by Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander