Origami Master Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for over 40 years, and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse cofounded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist. Author of many books and videotapes relating to paperfolding and hand papermaking, LaFosse produces fine paper art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. He was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning documentary, Between the Folds. Richard L. Alexander cofounded the Origamido Studio, where he is the chief papermaker. As a designer his specialties have included biology (systems ecology) and landscape architecture. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts. Greg Mudarri was an instructor, papermaker and graphic designer at Origamido Studio.
The combination of butterflies, origami and Michael LaFosse cannot be anything but magical. I guarantee that this book will enchant you. -Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment and former Chief Evangelist at Apple LaFosse and Alexander have built up an enviable reputation for producing top quality origami products, carefully and expertly crafted for folders of all levels. Their work is an inspiration. -Nick Robinson, author of Origami Kit For Dummies and World's Best Origami These pages present a kaleidoscope of colorful origami butterflies. The authors uphold the philosophy of Akira Yoshizawa sensei, who opened LaFosse's eyes to origami's endless possibilities, which you can now also explore. -Dave Brill, former President of the British Origami Society, and author of Brilliant Origami You cannot go wrong with any book by these authors, much less with this delightful collection of origami butterflies! -Origami Spirit LaFosse and Alexander have observed and passionately captured the essence of the butterfly with their exceptional designs. These magnificent butterflies undergo their metamorphosis in the authors' hands. -Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens This compact kit contains the instructions and paper to make a kaleidoscope of butterflies! Origami master Michael LaFosse leads you clearly through the folding sequences of each butterfly. You cannot go wrong, book or DVD. -Handmade by Deb blog All of the folds are very easy for kids, so the whole family can have fun making these fun Origami Butterflies. -Mom Does it All blog All of the folds are very easy for kids, so the whole family can have fun making these fun Origami Butterflies. -Mom Does it All blog