Mio tried to assemble parts which are the familiar basic form made by folding processes of some kind of works without glue or thread.
It is the observation report that what kind of form is created and what kind of beauty is hidden in a work.

Mio picked up the shape of the basic form of Froebel patterns.
How to fold is Present from Froebel
basic of Froebel

Parts of form were arranged to be able to get together easily.

Mio tried two types of works.
New five folded lines were added in a part.
Both type A and type B of folding the first process is the same. And in the second process, type A is mountain fold, type B is valley fold.

Type A : Mountain fold
  1. Four corners which are gathered at the center are folded as mountain fold to four corners of the form.
  2. Fold the part in a half as mountain fold.
Type B : Valley fold
  1. Four corners which are gathered at the center are folded as valley fold to four corners of the form.
  2. Fold the part in a half as valley fold.
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Quadrille Quadrille enlargement

Quadrille

  • © Mio Tsugawa
  • Created : Feb . 2011
  • Parts : 30
  • joint type : modular type
Cotillon Cotillon

Cotillon

  • © Mio Tsugawa
  • Created : Feb . 2011
  • Parts : 30
  • Joining materials : paper (1:4) / 60 parts
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conclusion and summary

We found that the part familiar became kusudama by getting together into the whole. It is a interesting characteristic that one only different folding line finishes a work in appearance different completely, and it may have a lot of possibility to show the various beauties. Makers can use the back side of the paper with a bit of ingenuity as a design, And it becomes the part that they can express individuality in the work.
It can give changes to the color and the form of the work to use the paper for getting together into the whole. And it is expected that even part which is simpler than the familiar part is connected without difficulty.

The simple processes which were assembling familiar parts make us realize that the kusudama world is limited unlimited art.

report : 16 Feb. 2011

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