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Artwork of the Year 2006

Tiger

Mosaic 8160 modules, dimensions 147x128 cm
Country: Russia
City: Yenisseisk
Group: Origami Center Yenisseisk

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Folders: (ages 10-11)

Daria Rudakovskay, Vitaliy Kumratov, Temirlan Kumratov


Art instructor: Aleksandra Kalashnikova

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Submissions

Image of Summer

Country: Russia
City: Kabardinka, Krasnodar region
Group: Summer camp "Kirovets"

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Folders: (ages 12-15)

Inna Trotsenko (Krasnodar), Natalia Krasnova (Moscow), Mary Romanova (St.Petersburg)


Art instructors: Helen Grigoreva, Ludmila Veseleva

Jungle

Country: Russia
City: Kabardinka, Krasnodar region
Group: Summer camp "Druzhnih"

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Folders: (ages 7-13)

Victor Morozov (Moscow), Misha Ananiev (Moscow), Alexey Nikiforov (Moscow)


Art instructors: Kotenkova Evgeny (14) (Kazan) , Alex Levashov

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Sea Life

Country: Russia
City: Kabardinka, Krasnodar region
Group: Summer camp "Druzhnih"

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Folders: (ages 7-12)

Hairetdinov Salavat (Kazan), Zhdanov Vladislav (Kazan), Timerhanov Nail (Kazan), Sabirov Rinat (Kazan), Nurutdinov Nicolay (Kazan), Faizrahmanov Timur (Kazan), Tuktarov Marat (Kazan), Zakirov Ildar (Kazan)


Art instructors: Maria Leonova (Ekaterinburg), Alex Levashov

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Kabardinka, The Black sea coast of Russia

Country: Russia
City: Kabardinka, Krasnodar region
Group: Summer camp "Druzhnih"

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Folders: (ages 7-14)

Kotenkova Evgeny (Kazan), Misha Ananiev (Moscow), Aliev Samir (Moscow), Sinchugov Alex (Naberezhnie Chelny)


Art instructor: Alex Levashov

Airport

Country: Russia
City: Kabardinka, Krasnodar region
Group: Summer camp "Druzhnih"

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Folders from Omsk (Siberia) orphanage #1:

Kurmanova Dzhamilya, Maeva Roza, Maksimenko Stas, Brilin Andrey, Nugertaev Ruslan, Maltsev Jury


Art instructors: Borisenkov Pavel (14), Alex Levashov

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Hiroshima
Sunny world - Yes ! Yes! Yes!
Atomic tragedy - No ! No! No!

Country: Russia
City: Tuapse
Group: Children Health Centre "Uniy Neftyanik"

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Folders: (ages 10-14)

Mostovschikov Dmitri, Seraya Ekaterina, Agata Kachkanyan


Art instructor: Smagina Elena

Yenisseisk motive

Mosaic of 2700 modules
Country: Russia
City: Yenisseisk
Group: Origami Center Yenisseisk

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Folders: (ages 10-13)

Ivan Tushev, Maxim Tushev, Roman Fedorenko


Art instructor: Aleksandra Kalashnikova

Tiger

Mosaic 8160 modules, dimensions 147x128 cm
Country: Russia
City: Yenisseisk
Group: Origami Center Yenisseisk

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Folders: (ages 10-11)

Daria Rudakovskay, Vitaliy Kumratov, Temirlan Kumratov


Art instructor: Aleksandra Kalashnikova

Shark

Mosaic of 4266 modules, dimensions 157x105 cm
Country: Russia
City: Yenisseisk
Group: Origami Center Yenisseisk

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Folders: (ages 5-15)

Alexandra Cigankova, Katia Cigankova, Kseniy Mordvinova


Art instructor: Aleksandra Kalashnikova

Hina Mazuri

Country: Russia
City: Yenisseisk
Group: Origami Center Yenisseisk

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Folders: (ages 7-12)

Osim Rizaev, Yulia Krivosheina, Nastia Rasputkina


Art instructor: Aleksandra Kalashnikova

They wish to live too

Country: Russia
City: Ozersk
Group: Children center "Star"

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Folders: (ages 5-10)

Vasia Lasarchev, Nastia Pavlova, Dasha Balabanova, Vilena Zainylina, Varia Filinckova, Vlada Meslovsckai, Macksim Taleckov, Nikita Drozdethkiy, Egor Temnick, Galia Dyrneva, Alena Poliackova


Art instructor: Natalia Smagina

Our City

Country: Germany
District: Baden-Württemberg
School: Berkenschule Holzgerlingen, 2nd Grade

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Folders: age 8
Art instructor: Gerd Schenk

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Colobok Jury


Here you can find the people responsible for choosing the Artwork of 2006.


picTong Cheong Ming, Brazil
Tong Cheong Ming, chinese descendent, awoke for Origami already in his childhood. Self-taught folder, not only comes studying Origami in the artistic and pleasant direction as also mathematician, therefore he focuses on Origami as science.

Founder and creator of OrigamiRIO - Group of Studies and Research of Origami in Rio De Janeiro State -, located in the Cultural and Informative Center of the General Consulate of Japan. He created some stories for children to be counted together with the foldings (origami storyteller). Illustrated and diagramed an origami book (ISBN 8573933747), developed a voluntary work in the Nucleus of Child Activity, the project "Folding, Singing and Playing with paper", promoted by the Service of Applied Psychology to Child in the parks of the city.

Coordinated origami exhibitions ("KAMI Exhibition"), origami workshops (Origami For All), origami in educational projects (Japanese Legends in Origami) and lectures about the applications of origami. Participated in Educational TV program (TVE - Sem Censura), interview in local TV (RJ TV - Globo), TV Bandeirantes and UTV (cable TV - Programa Mosaico) and radio program.

Worked for 23 years in a Brazilian Oil Company as petroleum chemistry technician, now is retired.
The Host of the Origami Peace Tree Brazil 2006 festival in Rio de Janeiro.
picGus Adi Gunawan Go, China
Guspath Go is my name nick name actually. I live in Hong Kong and I was a member of Hong Kong origami society for the past 3 years. I began folding at the age of 18 and I am currently 23 years old. I began creating my personal models around 3 years ago and have been creating mostly fantasy model ever since. I am a Food and Nutritonal Sciences graduate from the University of Hong Kong and I am currently doing my postgraduate degree.
picJose Tomas Buitrago, Colombia
Folder since his childhood, but in the early 90s he began to be more enthusiastic. Most of his creations have been published in conventions booklets (USA, England, Spain, Japan, Germany, Colombia, Chile and others) and in two books. He has been in several Origami USA conventions and in the last Charlotte Origami Festival in 2002.
He is a permanent participant in the Origami Peace Tree. Founder and former board member of the Colombian Origami Asociation ACO. He organises every month of November the annual Colombian Convention, in Cali. He is the moral father of some origami groups in Colombia and Latinamerica.
He has participated in many exhibitions in Colombia and overseas and he teaches origami just for fun and to spread the paper folding activity abroad.
When he is not folding, he is an assistant engineering teacher on an university. Other of his pasttimes are philately (the topic is origami on stamps) and genealogy.
picTomoko Fuse, Japan
Tomoko Fuse has established herself as the "queen" of unit origami. In this origami style, many identical units are folded, then connected to form an almost infinite variety of geometric constructions, solids, or boxes.

Internationally known for her many books describing her own creations, she has travelled to many countries to attend meetings of origami enthusiasts, exhibitions and origami events of all kinds. She is a fine teacher of her origami work and ideas.

She lives with her husband, Taro, a respected woodblock printmaker and etcher, in a hillside village, in rural Nagano prefecture, Japan.

1951Born in Nigata Prefecture Japan
First learned origami while in hospital as a child
1970Studied for 2 1/2 years with origami master Toyoaki Kawai
1981First origami book published
1983First unit origami book published.
60 books now published, plus overseas editions (to Sept 2005).
1987First visit overseas to Padua, Italy for La Luna di Carta exhibition
1989Sponsored visit to England, Germany, Holland, Bulgaria, Poland
1990Sponsored visit to New York
1991Sponsored visit to Paris, Germany, Spain
1992Individual exhibition Tokyo
1993Joint exhibition with Ikebana Tokyo
1994Sponsored visit to Germany (Japan Club)
1998Guest at South East Origami Festival, Charlotte USA
1998Exhibitor Paris Origami, Carrousel du Louvre
1999Sponsored visit to Canada
2000Guest at South East Origami Festival, Charlotte USA
2002Guest at South East Origami Festival, Charlotte USA
2003Sponsored visit to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Sponsored visit to San Diego, California
Exhibitor Origami Masterworks exhibition
2004Sponsored visits to
Israel: guest IOC convention, Dead Sea; individual exhibition Tel Aviv.
Germany: individual exhibition Unit and Spiral at Bauhaus, Dessau
England: guest BOS convention Bristol
2005Sponsored visit to Salzburg for Masters of Origami exhibition, Hangar 7
picGrzegorz Bubnial, Poland
Grzegorz Bubniak - graduated from Cracow University of Technology in departament of Electric and Computer Engineering and currently is working as an Electrical Cad Designer.
As he says Origami became his biggest passion. For him the most important in Origami is not the difficultiness of folded things but ordinary beauty. Details are also what he pays great attention to. He is one of the founders of Polish Origami Association and a member of its management, more precisely the member of the Review Comission.
He is equally one of the editors of POA's webpage, where the gallery of his works has been set up. He also maintains his personal website at http://www.gregorigami.art.pl/
picValentina Dyogteva, Russia
I'm a mother of 3 children and grandmother of 5 grandchildren.

In Ozyorsk in honour of the 60th birthday of our town I organized "Origami art festival" which was held from November 9, 2005 till February 15, 2006. I also organized the 4th annual exhibition of origamists from the age of 4 till 85. About 500 people took part in it (19 organizations: kindergartens, schools, disabled children and grown-ups, "Magic pattern" club with their collections "Clothes of the future made in Origami technique", chorus and dance groups).

Before it I took part in the International project "Origami Ė the tree of peace", organized by the Levashovís family from Novorossiysk in 2001. We are thankful to this family for the organized and holding of this festival.

I organized a great number of consultations and seminars for parents, children and teachers. They were held in Ozyorsk and in some towns of the Chelyabinsk region, where pupils showed the performance "Origami and fairy-tales".

Iím a teacher of art. I worked with the children from 3 to 18 at kindergartens, schools, boarding schools.

If to compare the results of all the exhibitions I took part in I should say that quality and the number of exhibit considerably increased. Origami on the cloth and paper plating were introduced for the first time.

Nowadays we have a lot of projects to attract children and grown-ups in the world of Origami.
picFernando Gilgado Gomez, Spain
Hello friends, my name is Fernando Gilgado Gomez and I am going to tell you my incidents in the Origami World.
Since childhood I was interested in doing things with my hands, and I had sometimes tried folding paper, but it was not until 1994 that I contacted the group of Madrid of the Spanish Association of Papirofl xia. I discovered the incredible world of the paperfolding, wich ranges from simple toys for children to authentic artworks.Step by step I began to fold models by all the Origami Masters of the world, more and more complicated, until one day I invented my first model. It was kind of a hen I felt quite proud of. Nevertheless my favorite models are monsters and dinosaurs, so all my efforts were focused on creating this kind of models.
In 1997 I published my first book, "Dinosaurios de Papel". It was a rough handmade book but it gave my models the chance to be known. It was also the book I carried to my first trip to an international congress in France, together with Anőbal Voyer. It was an unforgettable experience, where I met lovely people which in spite of the distance share the same enthusiasm in folding paper.
In 1998, after many hours in front of my new computer, I published a second book, this time dedicated to the monster subject. Thanks to it, people began to know me and I started friendly relationships by letter with people from all over the world (Australia included!). That same year and thanks to Dino Andreozzi's invitation, I had the chance to visit Sweden and at the first congress of this association.
In 1999, moved by my interest in origami and its possibilities, I began to teach origami to children, through the AEP. Teaching origami to small children is a very stimulating experience although high doses of patience are required. That year I also attended the congress of the French association of Origami again, thanks to Claudine Pisasale's invitation.
In the year 2000 I attended as a guest to the 12? congress of the Origami Deutshland in Hohenwart, where I met great international origami masters and many German peopleThis year, together with great folders like Anibal Voyer, I published my first book with an Editorial: "Fantasias de Papel".
In the 2001 I returned to the dinosaur subject and published another dinosaur book "El Gran Libro de los Dinosaurios de Papel" where I made a review to the Jurassic fauna.
In the year 2002 I was lucky to be invited to the congress of the M.F.F.P. in France and to begin to collaborate with Ediciones Tutor in origami topics. Fruits of this collaboration are a new edition of my books of dinosaurs, as long as translations and even a DVD on origami.
Nowadays I have pubished two new books, "Navidad de Papiroflexia" and "Papiroflexia M¬gica", I hope you like it.
Well, this is a broad outline of my experiences with origami. I hope you'll realize that a simple piece of paper is not only a passtime, but can also give you wonderful experiences and make you know tons of wonderful people all over the world.
picIryna Lavryk, Ukraine
Irina is one of the founders of the Kyiv Origami Club and one of organizers of the first Origami exhibition in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. She takes part in several international Origami exhibitions.
picDavid Brill, United Kingdom
Born in Bramhall, Cheshire, north west England, on 6 July 1948, I first began to fold paper as a child. I quickly found that in origami, extraordinary results could be achieved with a simple sheet of paper. I was attracted then, as a child, because to get started I didn't need a large number of tools or equipment. This attraction still holds good today.

During the early 70's, I worked away from home, spending evenings in hotels alone. It was then that I rediscovered my childhood interest of origami. I believe that the inherent restrictions of the square of paper and the unwritten rules of origami (in essence, not to cut, not to glue, not to decorate) encourage the origami artist to overcome seemingly impossible technical constraints. I like to draw parallels between origami and music, climbing mountains and cigarette advertising (!) In all these areas, the restrictions faced by man have stimulated extraordinary solutions. In short, restriction yields richness.

Even after decades of folding paper, I am still intrigued by the endless possibilities available to the origami artist. I gain immense pleasure from seeing and discovering new interpretations of over-familiar subjects and techniques. Unexpected movements in the paper during the folding intrigue me, and I am attracted by the warmth and tactile quality of this material. Respect for this fragile medium is the key to sensitive finished results.

My aims and principles in origami are:
  • To achieve elegance in the folding method
  • To employ an economical use of paper
  • To obtain good form and volume by design, not by excessive thicknesses and waste.
  • To follow original ideas rather than traditional origami bases and geometry
  • To find a new viewpoint on commonplace subjects
  • To convey life and movement in a living subject
I have found that lessons learned in one activity, or indeed in life, frequently give benefit elsewhere. Thus my experiences as a painter have helped my origami work, and vice-versa.

In painting, as in origami, I believe honesty to the medium is paramount: the finished painting must look like paint, and the completed origami design must show delight in the qualities of the paper and the texture of the folds.

Chronology:
First learned origami (flapping bird) from Rupert Bear annual1954
Acquired first origami book (Origami 1 by Robert Harbin)1971
Corresponded with folders in Japan1973
Joined British Origami Society (BOS)1974
Met other British creators and began to create own origami designs1975
Elected to BOS council1975
Work displayed at NOA First World Origami Fair: Kyoto, Tokyo1976
Organised BOS convention in Birmingham1976
Visited folders in Florence, Italy (first origami visit overseas)1977
First work published by Robert Harbin in Origami 41977
Worked as Supplies officer for BOS1978
Travelled to Japan to meet contacts and other creators1980
Regular columnist in British Origami magazine1981
Elected General Secretary of BOS1985
Organised BOS 20th Anniversary convention in London1987
Awarded BOS first Sidney French medal1992
Stepped down from BOS council to write book of own origami work1992
Elected honorary member, Friends of Origami Center of America1992
Lectured at Origami Science and Art meeting, Ohtsu, Japan1994
Elected BOS Chairman1995
Brilliant Origami published1996
Guest at AEP convention, Zaragossa, Spain1997
Organised BOS 30th Anniversary convention in York1997
Special guest at Origami USA convention, New York1998
Judge of Origami Ceramic exhibition in Fukuoka, Japan1999
Exhibitor and guest Akira Yoshizawa 88th birthday exhibition, Tokyo1999
Special guest at 1st Swiss convention, Berne2000
Exhibited and took master classes at Darwin Museum, Moscow2000
Worked with Vincent Floderer, La Boisellerie, France2000/1
Attended South East Origami Festival Charlotte North Carolina2000
Organiser various origami events in UK for Japan 2001 Festivals2001
Special guest South East Origami Festival Charlotte2002
Organised longest origami train at Nat'l Railway Museum York2003
Exhibitor Origami Masterworks Exhibition San Diego USA2003/4
Guest at JOAS convention Tokyo2004
Retired as BOS Chairman, elected BOS Vice President2004
Attended and assisted Tomoko Fuse Bauhaus exhibition2004
GeometricTransformations exhib at Constant Gallery Tel Aviv2005
Special guest Israel Origami Center convention En Gev2005
Publication of Selected Models 1997-2004 booklet by Israel OC2005
Exhibitor Masters of Origami exhibition Hangar 7 Salzburg2005
Designer of Balrog figure for Lord of the Rings musical Toronto2005
Guest at Origami Mitra OPT event Bombay India2006
picKathy Knapp, USA
Kathy's initial interest in folding was sparked in her high school chemistry class when her lab partner taught her to fold the inflatable rabbit. Nearly two decades later, her son taught her to fold the crane and introduced her to the word Origami. Kathy is married, the mother of three and the grandmother of three. Kathy has a BA in nursing, is a Master Trainer for the Girl Scouts, and spends much of her time as a volunteer for her church and for numerous charitable organizations. In 1989, a local museum asked Kathy to teach children how to fold the crane, and this was the first of many training sessions where she has shared her love of Origami with numerous local schools, scout troops, church and arts organizations. Since there is no local origami group, Kathy had to teach herself to do many folds from books and in the process, has acquired a substantial library of origami books and related information. Kathy recently joined the British Origami Society and Origami USA , and is planning to organize a local group. She is a participant in the Origami Peace Tree Art Movement (Origami Peace Tree Project).

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