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Superb Bird of Paradise


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


Design date: June, 2016


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It’s been awhile since I have made a bird, so I decided it was time to design another one. Birds of Paradise come in so many varieties with such distinct shapes that I’m surprised there aren’t more origami designs of them. This is one of the more bizarrely interesting varieties, especially with the way it likes to hop and dance around with its wings spread out into a weird "hood" surrounding the iridescent blue "mouth" and eyes. I chose this pose instead, however, because it shows greater detail in the bird's structure.