Florence Temko; 1981 OUSA (FOCA) Convention / Annual Collection
This is the sort of elegant, simple model that I expect from this creator. If you like precreasing, this model is for you, since that plus the final collapse is all there is (it’s essentially a series of concentric open sinks). The diagrammed folding method works but is imprecise due to paper thickness, and I came up with a different folding method for all but my first sample. It should be noted that the raw edge has a tendency to ripple; stiffer paper helps control this problem.
Since the entire surface of the paper shows in the finished model, it invites experimentation with interesting papers. I thought that this might be a good choice for those gorgeous, expensive washi prints and chiyogamis that we all buy and then wonder what to fold with them. I was a bit disappointed in the results, though, since the pleating breaks up the print. Note that the model can be folded with either a mountain or valley fold outermost; I think the Wing looks best with mountain folds for the outer fold, as shown in the three larger samples above (the 3″ model is folded “inside out”). I was hoping to get an Op-Art effect from the green concentric-circles paper, but it didn’t quite work. The orange-to-yellow harmony paper looked much better. Duo papers are ideal, since both sides show.
The Module Star is unique. The five modules must be folded with a valley fold outermost to facilitate assembly, as the five units are glued together. The 2″ harmony paper I used for the sample was very prone to edge ripples, and I did a rather messy job of gluing, but it still came out all right, very three-dimensional. Temko mentions that you must “snip” the corners, which is true; I thought they looked best trimmed to points as shown.