This post is in memory of my dear friend Michael who passed away almost three years ago and who loved origami. Found this great article on PSFK.
Origami made a name for itself outside of Japan during the 1900s, and to this day it attracts a hardcore following of paper folding enthusiasts. One of those is Ross Symons, a Cape Town artist who’s been posting a different origami figure on Instagram every day since the start of 2014. He’s built up a following of nearly 40,000 people with a collection of figures that demonstrate origami’s true potential.
Symons started the project as a way to challenge himself, which has since grown into an international community of origami enthusiasts. His current measure of success is fold time; the more discipline and patience he has, the faster he folds the figure. Some of the figures include dragons, bears, unicorns and rhinos – which is only the tip of the iceberg.
Thanks to his strict regime of practice, the artist has positioned himself as a global expert on origami – which serves his passion perfectly. “No matter how complex or simple. I love—and when I say love I mean I’m totally obsessed with—folding paper.” If you want to get in touch with Ross Symons for any custom work or collaborations, you can reach him via his Instagram, Facebook, or website.