Thursday, May 04, 2006

Horse - Montroll (Myth)

This is the Horse from John Montroll's Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac in Origami (1996). The model is very different from my favourite horse, but I still like it.

The model was folded from a custom base, which was unusual for Montroll at the time and shows an interesting departure for him. Montroll has mentioned in his books that he doesn't (or at least didn't back then) design models, but instead modifies and grafts on folds from various ideas and other models. That is a totally valid technique for creating new models, and perhaps requires even more innovation and creativity. It makes me wonder how he came up with this horse design.

This horse is a little heavy on the layers in the front chest/legs of the of model, and a little light on the back. But the model holds together well, and stands nicely. The model was folded from a 15cm square of Aqua Blue Origami paper.