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Below is a list of a few models I designed over the years that were included in my solo exhibit:

Origami For the 21'st Century

A progressive display of original origami models by Jeremy Shafer
McHenry Library, University of California at Santa Cruz April 1994

All of the models in this exhibit were designed and folded from one square without cutting or glueing. The two color effect found on most of the models was achieved by using paper with a different color on each side. The mediums used are paper, Japanese foil, tissue foil, copper, brass and stainless steel. The tissue foil was made by laminating tissue paper onto both sides of aluminum foil. The metal sheets are called 'shim stock' and can be found at any large hardware store or ordered from a sheet metal dealer.

The models here are an accumulation of ten years of folding. I began folding origami when I was ten. Starting out with 'playground folds' (cootie- catcher, crane, balloon, etc...), I quickly moved into folding advanced models after discovering the book, Origami for the Enthusiast, by John Montroll (my mentor), the only book I used for my first five years of folding. Although I developed my technique from this book and regard it as sacred, my main passion has been designing my own models -- prying into unfolded territory. My focus centers on folding ideas, concepts and scenes, rather than just objects and animals.

The following is a list of the exhibit models (in no particular order).

"Stop Sign" (1991) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil

"Surfer on a Wave" (1990) Folded from a 12" square sheet of copper.

"On the Rim of a Wine Glass" (1990) Folded from a 5'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Crane from Hell" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Dog Pissing on a Fire Hydrant" (1991) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"I'm Going Spelunking in a Toilet" (1994) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil.

"Man Swatter" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Surfer on a Still Lake" (1990, revised 1994) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil.

"Lending a Helping Hand" (1991, revised 1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Person Stranded on a Desert Isle, Watching the Sunset" (1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Rock Climber under Pursuit" (1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Surfer with Bad Timing" (1993) Folded from a 15'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Worshipping the smoke" (1991, revised 1993) Folded from a 7'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Baby Contemplates Suicide after (1993) Running over Mother with Baby Carriage" Folded from a 16" square sheet of tissue foil.

"Hockey Player" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Two Tots on a Teeter-totter" (1992) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil, and folded from a 11'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Skateboarding is not a Crime" (1991) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Person Jump-Roping" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Wind Surfer" (1991) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Two People Playing Ping-Pong" (1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Diamond, Heart, Spade and Club" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Person on a Balance Beam" (1990) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Walking around a Mobius Strip" (!990) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Juggling (Four-Ball Mill's Mess)" (1990) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Two Cranes in Love" (1990) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil, and folded from a 12'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Two Intersecting Heart Rings" (1994) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Two Intersecting Hearts" (1991) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Face of Love" (1989) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Checkered Peace sign" (1993) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Heart Ring" (1990) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil, and folded from a 3" square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Diamond Heart Ring" (1989) Folded from a 3'' square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil.

"Diamond Peace Ring" (1990) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"3-D Peace Sign" (1993) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese paper.

"Two Cranes in a Pyramid" (1989) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Cranes in Flight" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Getting a Ride on Mama's Back" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil.

"Rose" (1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Dime Holder" (1991) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Copper Heart Vase" (1993) Folded from a 7'' square sheet of copper.

"Gotcha Heart" (1989) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Hand Holding a Piece of Paper" (1989) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Scissors" (1990) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Five-Headed Pegasus" (1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of tissue foil, and folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Happy Dragon" (1986) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of paper.

"Dragon" (1991, revised 1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of acrylic-painted American foil, and folded from a 10'' square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil.

"Swiss Army knife" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Crab" (1986, revised 1991, 1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of tissue foil, and folded from a 6'' square sheet of Velina tissue paper.

"Giraffe" (1987) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of paper.

"Unicow" (1988) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"A Dinosaur named Spikey." (1988) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Eagle and Rabbit" (1988) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Mouse Creature" (1986) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of paper.

"Two Sword-Fighting Merpeople" (1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Five-Headed Crane" (1984, revised 1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of paper.

"Wild Boar" (1986) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Lazy Dragon" (1988) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Seal with a Ball" (1988) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Scorpian" (1988) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Gerbil" (1987) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of paper.

"Sitting Bird" (1987) Folded from a 7'' square sheet of paper.

"The Yapping, Clapping, Tapping, Flapping Tyrannosaurus Rex... All when you Punch it in its stomach." (1989, revised 1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Position Vector" (1989, revised 1993) Folded from a 12'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Two Interlocking Eight-Pointed Stars (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Sixteen-Pointed Picture Frame" (1987) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of paper.

"Crane Envelope" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Two Intersecting Eight-Pointed Stars" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Star of David" (1993)

"Present Box" (1990) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil.

"Pyramid of dimes" (1989) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Pyramid of Gold Coins" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Hat of Gold Coins" (1993) Folded from a 16'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Five-Pointed Star" (1994) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Dollar-Bill Cube Toy" (1993) Folded from a Dollar Bill.

"Eight Interlocking Rings" (1993) Folded from a 25'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Dragon" (1993) Folded from a 12'' square sheet of 5-mil copper.

"Angel" (1990, revised 1993) Folded from a 12" square sheet of 2-mil copper.

"Cabinet" (1989, revised 1993) Folded from a 12'' square sheet of 2-mil copper.

"Two Interlocking Rings" (1991, revised 1993) Folded from a 6" square sheet of 3-mil brass, and folded from a 7" square sheet of 5-mil copper.

"Working Nail Clippers" (1992) (Well... they can cut a wet noodle...) Folded from a 12'' square sheet of 2-mil copper, folded from a 4'' square sheet of 2-mil copper, folded from a 6'' square sheet of 2-mil brass, folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil. and folded from a 6'' square sheet of 1-mil stainless steel.

"Woven Paths" (1993) Folded from a 25" square sheet of paper. Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Eight-Pointed Spiral Star" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Spiral Flower Star" Folded from a 6'' square sheet of paper.

"Gremlin Envelope" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Double Sided Yin-Yang" (1990) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of hand-made Japanese foil, and folded from a 10'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Anger and Sadness in Love" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Siamese Double Sided Yin-Yang" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Eight-Pointed Star" (1986) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of paper.

"Pinwheel Cube" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Stop Sign" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil. "Treble Clef" (1992) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Mermaid" (1992, revised 1993) Folded from a 26" square sheet of tissue foil

"Surfer on a Wave" (1990) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil, and folded from a 10'' square sheet of tissue foil.

"Dining Table" (1988) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of paper.

"Chair" (1988) Folded from a 4'' square sheet of paper.

"Unicycle" (1990) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Hands Folding" (1991, revised 1993) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil. and folded from a 12'' square sheet of 2-mil copper.

"Origami" (1990) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Pegasus" (1985, revised 1993) Folded from a 12'' square sheet of 2-mil copper.

"Surrey" (1989) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Crane" (traditional) Folded from a 12" square sheet of 5-mil copper.

"Crab" (1987) Folded from a 12" square sheet of 2-mil copper.

"Rock Climber" (1993) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Broken Heart" (1990) Folded from a 6'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Origami M.C. Escher" (1990) Folded from a 10'' square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Musical Notes" (1991) Folded from a 6" square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Yin Yang Envelope" (1992) Folded from a 10" square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Person on a Balance Beam" (1990) Folded from a 6" square sheet of Japanese foil.

"Copper Escher" (1993) Folded from a 12" square sheet of copper.

"Present Box" (1990) Folded from a 10" square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil. "Eight-Pointed Star Pattern" (1993) Folded from a 12" square sheet of paper."Four Cranes Circling" (1994) Folded from a 16" square sheet of tissue foil.

"Sixteen-Pointed Picture Frame" (1987, revised 1992) Folded from a 10" square sheet of paper. Folded from a 10" square sheet of acrylic-painted Japanese foil.

"Diamond Heart Ring" (1989) Folded from a 6" square sheet of acrylic-painted brass.

"Star of David" (1993) Folded from a 10" square sheet of Japanese foil. Folded from a 12" square sheet of copper.

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