Origami is an art-form based on transformation. Nothing is added, like in painting, or subtracted, like in wood carving. You start with a piece of paper and end with just the same. Within these constrains, what can one do and dare call it art?
How can one put his self into words? How can one describe the taste of Chocolate?
Being an army officer for 23 years, art was as alien to me as the far side of the moon. But life always brings surprises, and after retiring, I chose to seek my challenges in a new field. After more than 30 years of diagram-folding, a spark of creativity was aflame in me. From 2008, I have designed new models, patterns and lamps, all within the restrictions of the pure origami rules - no glue, no cuts, just folds and creases.
Accuracy and repetition are two of my basic tools. With a sense of precision I inherited from my father, all folds are made by hand, without the help of a ruler or any mechanical aid.
Creation is a hidden process, indescribable, as walking on uncharted land. And yet, I dare to make a map of the path I go through this terrain. Using my Tool Box of the Mind, my creation, strangely enough, comes from the left side of the brain, the logical one. Using riddles as a medium to explain those tools, I urge you to follow me, and maybe find your own path to creation.
I am right handed, need reading glasses, prefer red wine, a minor SF book collector, jigsaw puzzler, husband, father, highly educated, mostly calm, love to teach, can juggle 4 balls, and a paper freak.