Polyhedronic Category

new watercolor painting } colorful woman/the psychology of rainbows

I’ve been feeling rather rainbow-ish lately. I’ve always loved a good rainbow; they’re so exciting to spot and so rare in this part of the world. But they’re also a throwback to the early 80s, an era in which their popularity in sartorial culture soared. I owned everything rainbow: rainbow shoelaces, rainbow-handled tote-bag, rainbow wig. […]

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until love } four hundred and seventy five

  Every now and then I consolidate two categories into one. I felt that it was apt to merge my journal entry with my Until Love project on this post.

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the poly’s bid a grand farewell to CAP

What kind of a poly-mistress would I be if I didn’t allow my polyhedra to leave with somewhat of a bang? Naturally there was lots of play involved in packing my beloved ‘stars’, but lots of sweat too! I want to thank my new friend and sister-in-arms Azza for helping me out this morning.

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until love } a hundred and seventy-four

It’s funny how the purpose and drive behind creating these wonderful structures keeps shifting. They are no longer individual polyhedra, but each one a part of a whole. The idea is slowly evolving in my head. Who knows what I’ll settle on come January 2017. Will it still be about finding love? All I know […]

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until love } a hundred and thirty-eight

I started this endeavor a few months ago. I’m still obsessively creating these little structures and I won’t stop until I find love. Here I’ve added a bonus session from this afternoon. It’s getting more challenging as these polyhedra take over my living space. Also, setting up these shoots is literally a pain in the […]

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new painting } notes float

Listen to Fuel to Fire by Agnes Obel }

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until love } fifty-two

Listen to On Again, Off Again by Lemolo } My obsession with origami polyhedra began a few months ago. Now I have fifty-two of these structures lying on my floor and I won’t stop making them until I find love.

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until love } forty

It might look like I’m just playing around, but this is what I do when I’m stuck. My portrait of Paul Newman went very well until I got to the watch, which I have done and redone maybe seven or eight times now. So I get in a rut and I can’t do anything but…play around. […]

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the contortionists

Sometimes I get bored. But it only lasts a second or two.

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eve, me & the polyhedra

A few days ago I trekked to Muji at the Avenues to restock on color origami paper. Of course, as expected, they were out. But I found these square notepads with ecru-colored paper, ready and perfect for being stamped and folded. The new polyhedra are smaller, which I actually like. And I don’t think that Muji Kuwait […]

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trouble in polyhedra-land

A couple days ago I decided to tackle the 270-piece polyhedron, so found this site for instructions. The instructions were clear and helpful, and I should have read them very carefully before beginning the challenge. Luckily, I hadn’t created new sonobe units for this structure. But silly of me to not have read the part about larger units […]

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until love } nineteen

Well, it says ‘nineteen’ but since these photos I made two more, despite my not allowing myself to. But like I said, ‘Until Love’.

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until love } twelve

Yesterday I bought six sets of origami paper, in order to feed my new obsession.

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a nightly session of MOSOT (modular origami stellated octahedron therapy)

I was having a bit of a blah day, what with certain physical discomforts, a sudden sandstorm and a general feeling of ennui. Until I had a brain pop. Out of the blue I thought about origami and how therapeutic it is if done satisfactorily. And after much web-surfing for clear instructions, a few moments of utter […]

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In Love With Polyhedrons

I just discovered a new love. It’s more like a tantric obsession with these impossibly irresistible shapes. I get so absorbed by drawing these triangular clusters that I lose track of time and space. And then the triangle gets so ridiculous that my hand forgets how to draw one and I have to think: how […]

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