Last semester, my WRTG 3035 class visited the Special Collections at Norlin Library where a collection of artisan books were on display. The variety of books ranged from a 15th century bible with gold filigree to an intricate pop-up biology book. The inspiration for my origami book comes from the broad spectrum of craftsmanship displayed in the Norlin exhibit.
The book is going to be a look back on my last 4 years in Boulder. If I had to categorize the aesthetic, it would be ~*~ nature origami ~*~. My favorite memories in Colorado have been outdoors, likewise the book will illustrate a number of outdoor places I frequent.
The featured image on this post is a prototype of one of the potential pages in my book. It is a scaled down version of the Flatirons. The representation is fairly minimal and symbolic, but it’s for sure the flatirons. My plan is to have several larger pages each with an iconic scene from my memory. I plan on marbling paper to represent colors and patterns from the scenes I depict.
I’m obviously going to be restricted by my origami abilities and ultimately my patience. My initial goal is to have 5 bad ass pages in my book. Maybe once I meet this design goal, I can set others. For now, I’m just going to keep making origami prototypes in the hopes that they will get better with time and effort.