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Blue Passion Flower II

 

Origami Blue Passion Flower II

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date:  May, 2009

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Blue Passion Flower II Base

Design Reference:

Real Blue Passion Flower

 

The Blue Passion Flower is so named because its shape has become linked to the Passion of Christ - the three stigmas symbolize the three nails, the five anthers represent the five wounds (two hands, two feet, and His side), the ring of many small points symbolizes the Crown of Thorns, and the ten petals represent the Apostles (except for Judas for betraying Christ and Peter for denying Him).  After folding my first Blue Passion Flower, Robert Lang suggested that I change the orientation of my design so that it would be cylindrical (book symmetry) rather than radial. This proved to work much better than my first approach.