Prayer, reflection and origami


It’s a nice way to spend a day off: enjoying an afternoon of reflection with fellow priests and deacons, and doing some relaxing paper folding! I can’t post photos of the invisible, spiritual fruit of the reading, prayer and discussion that we shared at our clergy gathering. However, origami is a bit easier to photograph, so here are the some results of my work today and yesterday:

A cat (designed by me)

One of my dragon designs:

It uses a base that I developed when I was in high school, but within the past year or two I made some changes to the way the points are distributed for the limbs.

Lastly, a church model which I developed last summer:

I need to give myself more time for origami. It really helps me to relax!

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About Matthew Green

I am a translator, origami artist/teacher, and photographer, a blogger, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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3 Responses to Prayer, reflection and origami

  1. Olivia says:

    Your origami is simply fantastic!! How long have you been practicing??? I love the ‘cat’, it looks like a puma to me ūüôā

  2. CMSmith says:

    Did you happen to see my blog about origami cranes for Japanese kids? I know making cranes is probably relatively mundane for you with all the design work you’ve done, but they serve a good cause.
    http://randomthoughtsfrommidlife.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/cranes-for-kids/

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