Brookline, Massachusetts

The Art of Origami

Talk about inspiring...   Our speaker yesterday,  Janine Mosley showed us some truly amazing constructions she has made through origami.    
For the past 50 years, modular paper folding has been an increasingly important branch of origami, drawing on techniques often more associated with architecture and structural design. Where traditional origami works are folded from a single sheet, modulars are constructed from hundreds or thousands of folded units fitted together in complex geometric configurations. Dr.  Mosely, an MIT trained software engineer, has been one of the leading practitioners of this challenging artform. A favorite piece that she talked about was her famous Business Card Menger Sponge  (66,000 cards, 2005).  This was a project  she completed with the help of area school children