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Hibiscus

 

Origami Hibiscus

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of washi.

Design date:  February, 2007

Diagrams:  here

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Hibiscus Base

Design Reference:

Real Hibiscus

 

The hibiscus is the first of my creations which was inspired by my trip to Hawaii.  This was one of the more enjoyable models to design and fold - I never got stuck, so there was no frustration involved, and the end product was very satisfying.  Since designing and folding this, my abilities in both areas have drastically improved.  Even so, this is still one of the most beautiful things I have ever folded, despite of (and, maybe, because of) it's simplicity.  I also congratulate by brother, Steven, for the stunning photograph he took of this model.