Woodcut Origami

In an earlier post, I showed two origami models I made from old prints. Here’s another related model, though more complex than the previous ones.  I love this puzzle purse design which you can open and close with a twist.  I used part of an old woodcut to fold the model.  When closed, it measures 3 inches square.  I’ll be sending it to a friend as mail art.

Woodcut Origami

Origami puzzle purse, closed. folded from part of woodcut by Lily S. May in 2013

Woodcut, Lily S. May

Woodcut made in 1972 by Lily S. May and used in origami model, folded 2013.

Woodcut Origami

Back of origami model folded from woodcut by Lily S. May in 2013

Woodcut Origami

Origami purse by Lily S. May, 2013

Woodcut Origami

Origami purse fully opened. By Lily S. May 2013



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