Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Bull 1 - Cerceda

This Bull 1 is from Vicente Palacios' Fascinating Origami: 101 Models by Adolfo Cerceda (1984). Cerceda does some amazing things with the Bird base. I don't think I've ever seen someone so innovative with that base. Looking at this model, I'd never guess it was from a bird base.

The model is supposed to have hooves folded for the feet, but I thought it gave a much sharper appearance with the points left intact (as if he were ready to charge the matador).

I was surprised Cerceda chose to fold the top into the pocket of the model, rather than to try and sink it, but the asymmetry actually works in some way.

This model is folded from a single 15cm square sheet of Origami paper.