Sunday, May 30, 2010

A world of paper

Museums have taken to developing exhibits for passengers in transit. I greatly appreciate this. The exhibit by the International Origami Museum in the Tokyo Airport is particularly good. These artists recreate the world in folded paper. Brings to mind the jokes about Sunday school classes replicating the universe from colored macaroni and my children’s jibes about the way we used to sculpt animals and trees from bread dough.

But origami is an art, not just a children’s pass time, and the scenes of pagodas, musicians, and flowers these artists create are truly impressive.

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