Ty's opening at Columbia College was friday night. There was a great turn out, Ty thought the whole experience was pretty cool.
Ty sold this large green frog at the opening.
The standing dragon guy "the bahamut" was Ty's ultimate challenge in origami. For a year or two he talked about wanting to make this model, it has 274 steps. We ordered the Japanese book Works of Satoshi Kamiya a month ago so he could make it.
There are three cranes on the penny folded from 4 mm sheets of paper. The 3mm was accidentally left out of the case.
The centipede on the wall is 4 1/2 feet long, it was started from a 30" x 10' length of paper.
Ty folded 350 gold foil cranes for this installation. The cranes hang from the ventilation duct so the air currents make them dance while the lights project their shadows on the large open wall. It was really beautiful.
Ty was asked by this gal if she could interview him for her blog.
They had a huge bowl of chocolate fortune cookies that had the most relevant fortunes. Mine said "you are deeply attached to your family." I thought Ty's was perfect, especially on a night like this.
Besides Ty's work there were many other wonderful displays of origami. This is Robert Langs work.
This folded silk is by Chris Palmer.
This is a Menger Sponge made from index cards by Joshua Koppel. A member of the Chicago Origami Society.
These are geometric forms made from paper plates by Bradford Hansen Smith.
Christine Edison is also a member of the Chicago Origami Society and does the most beautiful tessellations.
There were quite a few other wonderful pieces in the show. Hopefully if you are in the Chicago area in the next month you can stop in and see them.
I am one proud mom!