This time I folded Kusudama UVWXYZ, quite a name it has.
I love the way it looks. So modern and geometrical, and I think this paper that I bought from DM really works for this model. Having different patterns but the same color scheme, helps it have more dimension and structure.
To make Kusudama UVWXYZ you will need 30 pieces of paper. I used 5 pieces of 6 colors. I started by using a piece of 5.3cm X 7.5cm paper for each module. The final dimension of a module is 4.6cm x 3.5cm. And the Kusudama was about 10cm tall, I forgot to measure it.
I followed this video for instructions, it’s made by Tadashi Mori.
I did not find it difficult to fold the models. It has been pretty easy. The difficult part was assembling it and making it stay together and keep it its form, so I ended up gluing each module.
I liked it so much how it looks in this setting. The photos are made on a sculpture from a fountain. I should also mention that it was a bit windy outside and that the origami Kusudama UVWXYZ was not heavy at all. I think you already know what happened. But first, look how pretty it is.
And yes, the wind blew the Kusudama into to fountain. So, half of it got all wet. I thought I could save it once it dries, but it lost it’s posture so I said my goodbyes and threw it away.
I do think I would make another one. I did like it a lot, and beside the assembling, which was a pain, it was a pleasant journey. Cutting the paper at the right size, making the modules, and taking photos of it, was a lovely way to spend my time.
Name: Kusudama UVWXYZ
Designer: Francesco Mancini
Type: Modular Origami
Modules: 30 pieces (5.3cm X 7.5cm)
Final Dimension: ~10cm
Do you like it? Would you give it a try?