Week 2008-30


Octopus. See diagram.


In this week we will take a look at octopuses.

I've earlier (uge 44, 2007) explained how straight folds can make the paper curve around, and how a surprising knot can be made.

A variation is to divide a square into 4 quadrants and make these 'straight curves' in each quadrant, provides us 8 points, suitable for an octopus. The diagram shows the basic model corresponding to the topmost image.

The scull-topus has one arm folded away and transformed into an empty scull mouth.

The spook octopus is made from the same 4 quadrants, but with twice as many (and dense) turning crease lines. This provides the same basic form, but with more creases to shape the head and in particular eyes.

Spook octopus

The turning creases provide sculptures, see them below. First the one of the basic model, then the one with twice as many creases. It is amazing that such geometric, almost crystallic shapes may become the organically soft, round octopuses.

Scull octopus


**** grew out of a technique to get the paper curve just using straight folds. See also ugens fold 2008-30.
Hans Dybkjær
****. great