What Becomes of Old Origami Models

I'm gradually getting myself up and working after necessary but ear-splitting noise from reconstruction at the building I live in.  So, for fun I'm posting these two shots of a modular origami model I made a few years ago that was accidentally crushed in a briefcase recently. I thought it had a certain appeal even in… Continue reading What Becomes of Old Origami Models

Books, Printmaking

Folded Linocut Booklet

Origami Booklet from Linocut by Lily S. MayThis is another folded booklet I've made in the past month or two from an old linocut.  It was an image of a mythological mother nature becoming a tree and was another subtraction print.  That is, I made it from one block that I progressively cut away and… Continue reading Folded Linocut Booklet

Mail Art, Printmaking

Woodcut Origami

In an earlier post, I showed two origami models I made from old prints. Here's another related model, though more complex than the previous ones.  I love this puzzle purse design which you can open and close with a twist.  I used part of an old woodcut to fold the model.  When closed, it measures 3 inches… Continue reading Woodcut Origami

Mail Art, Printmaking

Mail Art Origami & Waxed Paper

Here are the origami models I mentioned in the last post.  I made them from parts of an abstract linocut, Introspection, which I printed in the 1970s and recently coloured with pigment markers.  I then thought of making a larger pinwheel envelope out of waxed paper.  I put the others inside where they could be… Continue reading Mail Art Origami & Waxed Paper

Books, Mail Art, Printmaking

Fold Out Booklet as Mail Art Model

Fold Out Booklet made from old linocut by Lily S. May, 2013I’ve continued turning some of my old prints into booklets and sending them out as mail art.  The one I’ll show you today I’ll be keeping for a while.  It’s a happy accident that I want to use for reference for other booklets.  I… Continue reading Fold Out Booklet as Mail Art Model