Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dollar Bill Artist Won Park Under Spot Light

Won Park is one of our favorite folders and inspirations in Dollar bill origami. Won's folds are simply superb and beautiful, the detailed and creative models he produces are just fantastic and ones that many try to replicate world over.

Won resides in Hawaii and been folding for over 32 years so certainly some one you should follow.

Q: years practicing
A: I have been practicing Origami for 32 years. I was introduced to the art of Origami from my mother when I was 5 years old. Since then folding paper has been one of my great passions. I first started folding dollars bills in High school. That was when I found that the dollar bill was an ideal medium to fold.

Q; Favorite Fold Influences
A: My mother, Isao Honda, John Montroll, Robert Lang, Akira Yoshizawa, Peter Engel, and, Kunihiko Kasahara,

Q: Ethos
A: Anyone can fold a piece of paper, but it take patience and perseverance to make it come to life.

Q: Location
A: I am currently living in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Q: Message To Beginners
A: It's very important to learn the basics. It might be boring at first but you will thank your self later for learning all the symbols used in Ohttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifrigami. Fold slowly and neatly. Most of your mistakes can be fixed by folding the beginning base steps precisely.
I hope that helps. If you have any more question, let me know and I'll be happy to answer them for you.

Take Care,
Won Park

Make sure you visit his gallery Won also runs a fantastic group on yahoo where you can learn so many of his techniques and folds.

Won was recently a victim of copyright on THIS SITE. One of our members submitted one of Wons images as their own (hope your flattered Won). We therefore want to apologize to Won (again) and thank him for helping us to encourage others to learn. Please if you do submit imagery make sure its your own!!


Nano Byte said...

I remember that and did a double take. I know the Koi well, as everyone (myself included) has tried to duplicate it with less than ideal results. :)

pflower said...

Won Park is an amazing artist. A very meticulous folder. I once had to pass a test of folding a crane from scrap paper before he would fold with me. Just watching him transform a $ into an object is sheer joy for me!---Aunty P

616doughboy said...

I understand that Mr.Won Park may soon be posting a tutorial for the origami Koi Carp. I am so excited! I admire his work so much.Origami has been a hobby of mine for years. To be able to fold like Won would be a dream come true.

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