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"Turtle, opus 269," by Robert J. Lang851 viewsOne uncut square of Origamido paper, 5", composed 1992, folded 2002

The intersections between origami, mathematics, and science occur at many levels and include many fields of the latter. Origami, like music, also permits both composition and performance as expressions of the art. Over the past 40 years, I have developed nearly 600 original origami compositions. About a quarter of these have been published with folding instructions, which, in origami, serve the same purpose that a musical score does: it provides a guide to the performer (in origami, the folder) while allowing the performer to express his or her own personality through interpretation and variation. --- Robert J. Lang
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"Thataway, opus 570," by Robert J. Lang823 viewsOne uncut dollar, 2", composed and folded 2010

The intersections between origami, mathematics, and science occur at many levels and include many fields of the latter. Origami, like music, also permits both composition and performance as expressions of the art. Over the past 40 years, I have developed nearly 600 original origami compositions. About a quarter of these have been published with folding instructions, which, in origami, serve the same purpose that a musical score does: it provides a guide to the performer (in origami, the folder) while allowing the performer to express his or her own personality through interpretation and variation. --- Robert J. Lang
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"Pouncy Cat, Opus 719," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang492 viewsOne uncut square of Canson Mi-Teintes paper, 7" x 3" x 6", 2016, a composition in the mammals series of origami works. --- Robert J. Lang
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"Bassist, Opus 123," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang490 viewsOne uncut rectangle of Korean hanji, 7", 2004

This is an action model; pull his head and he fiddles his bass. --- Robert J. Lang
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"Cardinal, Opus 658," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang490 viewsOne uncut 20 cm square of red/black duo Origamido paper, 6" x 2" x 4", 2014

Wet-folded from Origamido paper. Paper makes a difference! --- Robert J. Lang
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"White Rhinoceros, Opus 714," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang462 viewsOne uncut square of Japanese paper, 11" x 3" x 5", 2016

This work was composed during a trip to Kenya, then fine-tuned and folded after my return to Alamo. --- Robert J. Lang
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"Dogwood Blossom, Opus 688," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang165 viewsOne uncut square of Korean hanji, 6" x 6" x 15", 2017, a composition in my series of origami plants and flowers. -- Robert J. Lang

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"Butterfly, Opus 410," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang161 viewsOne uncut square of Origamido paper, 6", 2003, a composition in my series of origami insects. -- Robert J. Lang

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"Rabbit, Opus 186," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang141 viewsOne uncut square of Wyndstone 'Marble' paper, 8", 2003, a composition in my series of origami mammals. --- Robert J. Lang

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"Koi, Opus 425," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang137 viewsOne uncut square, 15”, 2002, a composition in the series of origami fish. -- Robert J. Lang

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"Drupa Horse, Opus 451," by Robert J. Lang © Robert J. Lang128 viewsOne uncut square of Canson Mi-Teintes, 6", 2013. The work, designed at the DRUPA trade show, is a composition in my series of origami mammals. --- Robert J. Lang

 
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