10 inches foil paper (upper photo)
30 inches wrapping paper (lower photo)
Time to complete: 1.5 hours
Structure: Adapted from Robert Lang's Shiva
A while back, a production company asked me to design a model for Ganesh, an Hindu elephant God.
It was an odd request, and a challenging one. My customer informed me that it was for a TV show based on the book, Blood Letting and Miraculous Cures.
After much contemplation, I recall that Mr. Robert Lang has a Shiva model that is similar in number of flaps and structure. So I use the same base, but made changes to the head and the positioning of the arms and legs.
I even contacted Mr. Lang for permission as it was a case of adaptation. He said that no permission was needed on his part, and that "It is a very nice Ganesh! (In fact, a better Ganesh than mine was a Shiva!) So good luck with the TV gig."
It was rather exciting to have a world class origami artist making such comment ^.^
Needless to say, my customer was very pleased.
I wonder in which episode of the TV show my model appeared in?
Labels: Original Designs, Past projects