Origami ideas

Garbage that looks like origami

Origami scattered about on the bathroom floor at work. Overflowing from the wastebasket little unintentional creations lie strewn about. Crumbled paper towels lying on the floor look just like origami creations. What if someone actually folded a bunch of paper towels into origami creatures, and left them on the floor? Who would actually do something …

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A little more permanent origami

While walking to the train in the light snow/rain, an empty lot with lots of rocks and plants always grabs my attention. This lot reminds me of the empty lot next to my apartment of 13 years. I have the urge to leave origami flowers in the chain link fence. But in the rain, those …

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McDonalds bag origami atop garbage can

Origami made from McDonalds bag

Transform your fast food paper bag into an origami creation that will change the way you eat food, and how you view your time. While sitting in the McDonalds next to the Trump Tower, I folded my McDonalds bag into an origami crane. Recycling fast food paper bags 99.9% of America throws away the fast …

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Origami made from reciepts

What if everyone always made an origami creature out of every receipt?

What if our culture made it a tradition that you always took your paper receipt and folded it into an origami? Forget that it would be pointless. Forget the time involved to do with with every transaction. This would simply be something that our culture would say that you do. And everyone does it. Imagine …

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How a caterpillar met an origami butterfly

Army of caterpillars and origami butterflies: nature and public art in Chicago

An army of caterpillars somehow got onto the median of a busy tourist street in Chicago. How was such an unusual sight discovered? Why through origami butterflies, of course! Being freshly married two weeks ago, we have about four hundred extra origami butterflies that we didn’t use in the wedding reception. This army of butterflies …

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The Andromeda Galaxy wrapped around a tree branch

The day I wrapped a tree branch with the galaxy

Every artist has their go-to methods when creativity runs dry. Tools like sketchpads. Working in locations like coffee shops. For me one of my methods is to make artwork to place on the front of Tribune Tower. 149 rocks from around the world are embedded on the exterior of Tribune Tower in Chicago. One of …

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Ready to leave at Walgreens

Placing origami postcards inside Walgreens with a walgreenslistens receipt

Transform the fun of tourist postcards into something beyond their normal function. Buy a tourist postcard and then fold it into a paper origami and leave it at the same postcard rack in the store. Make sure to leave the receipt with it too, so people know it’s paid for. This sounds like a fun …

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