Author(s): John Szinger
"Origami Animal Sculpture" offers a refreshing take on the endlessly fascinating field of animal origami paper folding. In this book, folders will find beautiful photos, clear directions and an instructional DVD that make the creatures in this new collection a joy to fold and display. Author John Szinger has put together 22 expressive lifelike 3D designs with intermediate-to-advanced models of unusual animals and related objects.Projects include: Adirondack animals and objects, CephalopodsArctic marine mammals and insects. Origami folders will find that the sculptures they create are customized to exhibit the subjects' personality and attitude. Szinger's attention to detail is the hallmark of his work. He's been folding paper for most of his life, starting with paper airplanes at a young age. He devoured origami books at his local library and soon began experimenting with his own designs. Ten years ago, Szinger came back to origami after a long hiatus and began attending conventions, where he met other dedicated folders and was inspired to create his own original models. From these encounters, he began folding origami pieces for personal enjoyment, and to share with other origami makers.
"John Szinger has taken on a wide range of subjects for this book, providing lots of interesting sequences for folders to tackle and enjoy. Szinger distills the essence of each subject and playfully highlights key features, like the eyes of his Cuttlefish and the snout on his Bull Walrus. He achieves clever color changes on pieces like the Common Loon, Inchworm and others. Each model exhibits a profoundly intelligent design methodology. The fun is in folding these gems to discover how each masterpiece will emerge." --MARC KIRSCHENBAUM (marckrsh.home.pipeline.com), origami designer and author
John Szinger is an origami artist, engineer, designer, software developer and musician. He started to diagram his models for the OrigamiUSA annual convention as a way to share his art with fellow folders. John lives with his family in Mount Vernon, NY.