this for you, joey!
first we need to divide the paper up, so start by folding in half:
then, fold those 2 halves in half:
now the quarters in half:
and finally, fold the 8 8ths in half to make a nice sheet of paper, divided in to 16ths in one direction:
now, we have to do all of that the other way, so start by folding in half:
and so on. here is the final product:
and now the boring monotonousness is over, it’s time for he fun part! I think a video best shows what to do, so you can see one here.
tada! you are done. it should look some thing like this:
but don’t stop here! try making it with paper divided into 32ths or 64ths! or try dividing it diagonally instead of orthogonally, or starting in the middle and working your way out, or… anything else you cn come up with!
as promised, here is some of what I’ve been inventing for the past couple of days.
I’m calling it a star pyramid, and it is an origami… thing that I designed from one piece of paper. it ends up being about 6 in square when using 9 in square paper.
making one involves dividing up the paper in 64ths diagonally (this is the horrible part):
then pleat folding in a spiral pattern starting in the middle:
continuing outwards with the zigzag pleating:
then when there is nothing more to fold, it’s done. throw it under a book and tada:
since a few people have asked us what goes in to making our photos, we’ve decided to give you a little demonstration of the basic process. enjoy!
- first step (not shown): concept development
agonize for roughly seven days on how to interpret the theme (‘memory’). this step should include (but not be limited to) finding several things that you want to photograph but are either 1) not permitted by the weather of the week, 2) would require a tremendous amount of legal maneuvering, or 3) risk life and/or limb. after all this, you should come back to the first idea that you had when you heard the theme and decide that it’s not that bad after all.
- second step: subject hunt/capture
locate and photograph your grandfather’s pocketwatch (pre-expansion photo shown below).
- third step: subject hunt/capture (cont.)
invite your uncle over for some soup and get him to stand in your living room in funny positions while you shine lights on him from strange angles. a sister to hold a piece of fabric in the background is highly recommended for masking purposes. the soup is the most important part of this step, so don’t skimp on it.
- fourth step (not shown): hours of toil
bittersweet chocolate, toasted bagel with avocado, and herbal tea highly recommended for best results.
congratulations, you may now humbly consider yourself a genius.
- sixth step (optional): blog
get your sister to write an overly pretentious blog post about her skewed perception of the photo-making process.