These two display cases were available for viewing by 1000's who use the main branch every day in August 2003. In addition to the more known origami animals and dinosaurs being folded - there is a real interest in the unusual, the mythological, unit origami, the new complex and beautiful 3-D models that are being folded (still from one square sheet of paper!)
This display was designed to explore some new ideas in folding and display of the items you fold.
I took the opportunity to put up several dragons that are most popular with the children and adults alike!!! Books, covers, information sheets, photos of the more complicated models being folded, as well as examples of the simple and traditional models that are always popular are displayed above.
It is all fun to see.... the emperor beetle, the yoda, the 3-D household ant, the exquisite lady bug, the lifelike 3-D giraffe, a castle built from folded squares!, cubes with the bird pattern, cranes shown off in the ceramic pagoda, popular flowers balls, and the wonderful playful bat, the 3-D seal, and the twin cats... and more! In the center some of the mathmatical "folding" all with their own proper names and intriguing shapes. I couldn't resist including the easily recognizable "fortune teller" with the colorful dragon paper! This model is available online and can be printed at home and folded quickly!
As always I invite my viewers of the displays and visitors to this site, to feel free to email me if you see something here of interest and have questions about the source, in books or here online. I am always happy to answer questions about the displays. As I was putting up this display a young man from one of the July workshops came by to say hello to me, and tell me of his folding experiences since. This is the real joy and reward for me of doing these displays!