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odos. by moth-owl odos. by moth-owl

Kusudama


60 modules, around 7cm squared, cut from an old copy of Homer's Odyssey. Stuck together in groups of 5 to make 12 flowers. The end result was around 15cm from top to bottom.

I followed this tutorial.

Photo:
Canon EOS 500D
50mm 1.8
Cropped, saturation adjusted and cord holding up the kusudama was erased out.

With thanks to `synconi, *oyah and `3wyl who saw the kusudama in its earlier state! :hug:
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ὁδoς: journey

A couple of months ago a friend suggested that I should make a "flower" kusudama. I really liked the idea of doing this, but I also wanted a way to use origami as a way of expressing something, not just as a hobby or to make something that looked vaguely geometrical. Since being captivated by Homer's Odyssey a couple of years ago I've been fascinated by its sheer beauty (and "epicness" you might say) and decided I would use the pages from an old copy of the poem to fold the kusudama (despite originally having some qualms about tearing Homer's work into shreds.)

Although this kusudama is certainly not as "epic" as the poem, I believe that it is one of the first pieces of art that I've made which means something to me: it reflects for me the journey I've been on and the huge journey still left.

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Given 2011-06-27
odos. by =moth-owl

The suggester says of this ultra-cool origami, "A beautiful, classic kusudama created using a novel medium, where the origami is made all the more lovely by the meanings behind the paper...simply a delight to view.

Kusudamas are a special type of origami, which involves making lots of little flower modules to form the final piece." ( Suggested by synconi and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. Art is always so much nicer when there was emotion which put it together. And you've done a wonderful job at it (:
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AngstnoKami Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Beautiful origami, and beautiful reasons behind it. Well done! :)
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!!
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mylittlebluesky Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful piece has been featured in my last journal entry :love: -> [link]
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thank you :)
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Manufactapaper Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well done!
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KaiKya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I wish I had the patience for module origami! I will have to try it one day to test it. :D
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Haha, I'm sure you would! It's very enjoyable :)
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flipflapfish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing....speechless!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you :)
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