I'm a massive geek. As with most geeks, I'm fascinated by all things technological; it's what I do for a living, as well as a hobby (and obsession?)
a while back I found myself really burnt out, and I realized that I had let all of my non-computer-related hobbies and interests fall by the wayside. So I decided to pick them back up and spend some time focusing on them and not computers for a bit.
This led me to rediscover a number of things I had been missing- but also to some new levels of geekness, really. I started getting heavily into origami, and especially into very technical folding (often referred to as origami sekkei, or "technical paper folding".)
So while I enjoy folding all kinds of things, I've just been posting items which I have created myself. all of the items I post to flickr are independently created/invented/dreamed up by me, unless otherwise stated.
It's a big deal for me, as I really dislike the lack of information sharing in the origami world- I want to bring some of the open-source style sharing to them, preferably via the Creative Commons licensing ideals. I've made some headway on that front by releasing diagrams and crease patterns under a CC license, available on my website - it's located at www.origamitessellations.com.
- Concurso de creación, convención AEP 2013 26 photos, 33 members
- The Art of Papermaking 153 photos, 36 members
- CDO Verbania 2009 191 photos, 10 members
- -fold- 4,858 photos, 280 members
- CDO Verbania 2008 231 photos, 17 members
- Pacific Rim Origami 150 photos, 12 members
- curved fold 1,982 photos, 366 members
- Origami As Sculptural Art 717 photos, 240 members
- MetaFilter 2,188 photos, 631 members
- Origami Tessellation Molecules 1,502 photos, 272 members
- Computer Aided Origami 707 photos, 235 members
- Anamorphosis 97 photos, 202 members
- folding & architecture 258 photos, 36 members
- origami and architecture 1,735 photos, 173 members
- Origami Designs (Your own designs only) 26,012 photos, 965 members
- Origami Tutorial 632 photos, 255 members
- Origami USA Annual Convention Pictures 2,194 photos, 104 members
- Starkstruck 68 photos, 43 members
- Nishimura Yuko Appreciation Society 32 photos, 33 members
- Digital fabrication 4,859 photos, 1,015 members
- Hexagon 587 photos, 148 members
- YURTS 1,069 photos, 308 members
- Obsessive Compulsive Art Tendencies (OCAT) 70,844 photos, 2,617 members
- Craft Robo 509 photos, 86 members
- international graphic design 83,108 photos, 6,481 members
- The Divine Art Movement 687 photos, 45 members
- Geodesic & Geodetic 337 photos, 134 members
- World Arts and Craft; clay, paper and more 26,007 photos, 1,268 members
- Paper Craft 35,679 photos, 2,832 members
- Geodesic Dome Research 133 photos, 63 members
- A World of Origami 52,400 photos, 1,900 members
- Origami Workshop 8,102 photos, 355 members
- Origami Corrugations 2,571 photos, 650 members
- Artworks on Paper 385,942 photos, 12,419 members
- 3D paper art 27,852 photos, 2,229 members
- Generative & Evolutionary Art 28,253 photos, 1,119 members
- ORIGAMI (Brasil) 8,196 photos, 646 members
- Surface Designs 4,439 photos, 315 members
- Craft as Art 33,177 photos, 1,583 members
- Paper Lovers 15,394 photos, 649 members
- Muslim Cultures 109,848 photos, 11,533 members
- Iranian 75,359 photos, 3,811 members
- CRAFT 249,246 photos, 14,154 members
- Mosques and Minarets 54,417 photos, 7,195 members
- Islam 14,401 photos, 1,516 members
- Mandala Central 8,159 photos, 891 members
- Geometría 9,516 photos, 771 members
- Symmetrical Photographs 3,386 photos, 386 members
- Origami boxes 3,555 photos, 614 members
- Paper Fetish 50,516 photos, 3,254 members
"Eric's work brought me in the wonderful world of origami tessellations. His knowledge of tessellations/tilings/geometrical stuff is really wide and never cease to amaze me with his kind of new models and techniques. Beside this he is a really nice person, kind and sunny, which doesn't hurt!"
May 27th, 2008
"It's since I've met C. Palmer for the first time, several years ago, that I'm not astonished in this way by a paperfolder. Sometimes I think that this man doesn't sleep *never*, to think and to fold these beautiful works."
August 15th, 2007
Ray Schamp says:
"Eric's photos brought me into Flickr, and thus into this great community of origamists. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of origami tessellations, which he shares freely -- both here, and on his blog. Seeing the progress of his talent is inspiring and demystifies -- while piquing one's interest in -- one of the coolest genres of paperfolding."
April 18th, 2007
En Why See says:
"Eric's work is groundbreaking, and seemingly effortless. Especially important is how he develops new ways of teaching us all a relatively complex form of artistic expression with paper. I've learned that his wife is also an extreme talent herself in the "softer" arts of temari and kirigami. Eric's devotion to open source is key to us all understanding ancient [and modern] art without a mentoring sen-sei at our disposal."
December 13th, 2006
"Eric can work magic with a single sheet of paper! His origami creations are awe-inspiring and incredible to behold.
His photos also provide a glimpse of what life is like up in Minnesota. (this Cali Girl has no clue!)
Oh yeah, he's got some mouthwatering pics of bekazushi.
Last but certainly not least, he's a nice guy!"
December 22nd, 2005
"Origomi's tesselations have greatly widened my perspective on what can be done in the world of origami tesselations. He once asked if I had super speed folding- I wonder the same about him! every week I see beautiful new creations."
October 20th, 2005
alida saxon says:
"His origami foldings are as complicated as they are beautiful. Math turned into art. Well worth keeping an eye on to see what he comes up with next."
September 26th, 2005
"It's so refreshing to see a photostream like Origomi's. I'm a big origami fan and I'm delighted to have found such a wonderful collection of original work. Beautiful stuff!"
June 1st, 2005
- Eric Gjerde
- March 2005
- Minneapolis, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Origami Tessellations
- origomi [at] mac.com