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Giang Dinh

Origami

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La imagen de la portada es la fotografia de una versin de Mother and child, de Giang Dinh
en la exposicin colectiva ''Treasures of origami art" en el Tikotin Museum ofJapanese Art,
en Haifa. Jsrael, en Diciembre de/2007.

Contenido:
Esbozo biogrfico de Giang Dinh
Esbozo biogrfico de Giang Dinh en ruso escrito por Aleksey
Kiselev
Giang Dinh plegando su oso en la convencin Origami USA
2007
Diagramas de modelos de animales
_ Dreaming bear
Polar bear
Cat 1
Cat 2
_ Dreaming dog
Fox
Fox container
Gorilla
_ Hippopotamus
Owl
_ Penguin
Diagramas de modelos de figuras humanas
_ Heart angel
Mother and child
Santa Claus
Santa Claus 3b
Diagramas de modelos de mscaras y rostros
Could I have this kiss forever?
Mask
Pinocchio mask 1
Pinocchio mask 2

Giang Dinh

Giang Dinh
Giang Din h (Dinh Truong Giang) (nacido en 1966 en Hue, Viet Nam), es un destacado origamista de origen
vietnamita y actualmente residente en Virginia, EE. VV .. Ha publicado sus diagramas principalmente en los libros de
las convenciones de origami de EE.UU. Japn, y Canad, y en los libros de Nicols Terry.
Conocido ]XJr sus disefios simples y elegantes, Giang ha llegado a ser un maestro del origami mundial por las formas
similares a esculturas de sus modelos de papiroflexia. Eric Joisel consideraba a Giang Dinh un sensei del origami
contemporneo.
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Informacin biogrfica
Giang Dinh nacido en Hue, VietNam, en 1966, emigr a los Estados Unidos con su familia en el afio 1989. Estudi
arquitecmra en Viet Nam y en Estados Unidos. Actualmente vive en Virginia, EE. UU., y trabaja para DEP, una.
firma de arquitectura.
Sus padres le compraron sus primeros libros de origam.i cuando estaba en segundo y tercer grado de la escuela
primaria (en los afios 1973-1974). Estos libros de origami fueron de Isao Honda primero, y luego de Akira
Yoshizawa. Despus de que finaliz la guerra de VietNam en 1975, su familia perdi todo, as que slo recuerda
algunos modelos tradicionales.
En 1996, tres afios despus de graduarse de la universidad, encontr en una librera el mismo libro que sus padres le
haban comprado ms de 20 aos antes: "The World of origami" de Isao Honda, de modo que compr el libro y
comenz a plegar de nuevo. Con el tiempo se uni a OVSA (Origami USA), descubri ms libros, asisti con
regularidad a las convenciones de origami y conoci las obras de origami de plegadores de todo el mundo.
Despus de aproximadamente dos afios de plegar los modelos de otros origamistas, comenz en 1998 a crear sus
propios modelos de origami.
Ha participado con sus modelos en diversas exposiciones entre las que pueden mencionarse : "Masters of origami" en
Hangar-? Gallery, Salzburg, Austria, del 7 de julio al 30 de septiembre del 2005; "Treasures of origami art" en el
Tikot.in Muscum of Japanese Art, en Haifa, Israel, del 17 de agosto al 31 de diciembre del 2007; y "Poetry in paper",
en Krapina Gty Ga.llery, en Krapina, Croacia, deiS al20 de junio del2008.

Creaciones
Giang Dinh comenz a disefiar sus propios modelos de origan1i en el ao 1998. Sus creaciones presentan una clara
infl uencia de la pinmra y el arte Zen. En lugar de pliegues ntidos y precisos, que compara a la tinta, realiza pliegues
suaves, que para l son como lneas de lpiz.
Trabaja principalmente con papel blanco normal para que quien observe sus creaciones pueda concentrarse en la
form.'l pura y en la sombra de su obra. En la mayora de sus obras utiliza la tcnica wet-folding o plegado en hmedo.
Considera al origami como escultura en papel, y muchas de sus obras tienen el aspecto de esculturas semi-abstractas.
Las creaciones de Giang Dinh se pueden observar en su sitio web y en diversas galeras de sitios de origami.
Los diagramas de los modelos de papiroflexia de Giang Dinh se publican habitualmente en los libros de las
convenciones de origami (7th Tanteidan del 2001, USA 2004, USA 2005, USA 2007, Canad 2012). En el libro de
Nicolas Terry "50 hours of origanti + Vietnam Origami Group" se incluyen dos de sus diagramas, en tanto que en el
libro "Licence to fold", tambin de Nicolas Terry, se incluye uno de sus diagramas. Tambin se han publicado
diagm1as de sus modelos de origami en el magazine onne "'The Fold"' de Origami USA
En el sitio web de "Paper the World" pueden encontrase dos diagramas de figuras de papiroflexia de Giang Dinh as
como los correspondientes videotutoriales de plegado de las mismas narrados y plegados por el origamista

Giang Dinh

canadiense Joseph Wu.

Referencias
(\ ] Esbowlliogriico de Giang Dinh end libro de N"icolas Terry "50holli'Soforigami +Vietnam Origami Group"

Presentacin de la obra de Giang Dinh en origami, escrita por Eric Joisel, en el libro de Nicols Terry "Licence 10
fold"
Esbozo biogrfico de Giang Dinh en el Rusian Origami Magazine W 2-3 del ao 2002
Esbozo biogrfico de Giang Dinh en el sitio web de Origami Canada (http://origamicanada.com/featured-guests/)
Esbozo biogrfico de Giang Dinh e n el sitio web del Japanese American National Museum (http://www.janm.org/
exhibits/foldingpaperlartistsi#Dinh)
Esbozo biogrfico de Giang Dinh en el booklet: "Fo!ding paper: The infinite possibilities of origami" de la
lnternational

Arts

&

Artists:

(http:/

www.

artsandartists.

org/

exhibitionsl

origami/

prospectus-FoldingPaper-07272012.pdf).
Informacin biogrfica de Giang Dinh en el sitio web de Origanli caravan (hnp:/ 1 origamicaravan. org/
2012-spring-artists/ giang-dinh/)
Informacin biogrfica de Giang Dinh en su sitio web (hnp:/lgiangdinh.com/about.html)
Libros de convenciones Origanli USA y Origami Tanteidan en que se han publicado diagramas de figuras de
papiroflexia de Giang Dinh

Enlaces externos
Sitio web de Giang Dinh (http:/lwww.giangdi nh.com/homc.hun!).
Galera de modelos de figuras de papiroflexia de Giang Dinh en el sitio "Passion Origami" de Ni colas Terry
(hnp:l/design.origami.free.fr/bestof/GiangDinhlindex.htm).
Galera de modelos de figuras de papiroflexia de Giang Dinh exhibidos en la convencin Origami USA 2005, en
el sitio de origami de Gilad Aharoni (http://www.giladorigami.com/PG_OUSA2005_EXN_Dinh.html).
Galera de modelos de figuras de papiroflexia de Giang Dinh exhibidos en la convencin Origami USA 2006, en
el sitio de origami de Gilad Aharoni (hHp://www.giladorigami.com/PG_OUSA2006_EXN_Dinh.html).
Pgna desde la que puede descargarse el diagrama del "Gorilla" de Giang Dinh en el sitio de "Paper the World"
(http://www.papertheworld.org/gorilla.html).
Pgna desde la que puede descargarse el diagrama del "Polar bear" de Giang Dinh en el sitio de "Papcr the
World" (http://www.papertheworld.org/polar.html).
Listado de las figuras de origami de Giang Dinh en la Origami Database, indic{mdose tambin en qu libro o
revist."l encontrarlas (http://stagepics.co.uk/origamidb/showcreator.asp?CreatorName=Dinh_Giang&
Rea!Name=Dinh, Giang).
Video tutorial de plegado del modelo "Gorilla" de Giang Dinh, creado para papertheworld.com, plegado y
narrado por el origamista canadiense Joseph Wu (http:l/vimeo.com/12330611).
Video tutorial de plegado del modelo ''Polar bear" de Giang Dinh, creado para papertheworld.com, plegado y
narrado por el origamista canadiense Joseph Wu (http://vimeo.com/11692720).
Video tutOrial para el plegado del modelo "Santa Claus 3b" de Giang Dinh (http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=oZfa9msucXO&feature=BFa&list=IU.. 1349667137).
Otro video tutorial para el plegado del modelo "Santa Claus 3b" de Giang Dinh (http:J/www.youmbe.com/
watch?v=GVNtze55qxo&feature=plcp).

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Giang Dinh plegando su oso en la convencin Origami USA 2007

Diagramas de modelos de animales

Dreaming bear
Polar bear
Cat 1
Cat 2
Dreaming dog
Fox
Fox container
Gorilla
Hippopotamus
Owl
Penguin

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created for papertheworld.com

Paper: 6 - 8" normal origami paper. thicker paper is recommended for bigger model or for wet folding

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second time you will
come up with your
proportion!

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Polar bear # 1

Polar bear # 2

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Cat
Creation & photos :
Giang Dinh :
Diagram : G. Dinh
&N . Terry

-Date : 2006
Level : Intermediate
Time to fold it : 30 mn

Giang Dinh

1.

- Nationality : V~etnam/ USA

Lives in USA
Job : Architetural designer

Cat images have always played


their part in my imagination .
Growing up in Vietnam, my
family owned a number of cats.
My feline pets first appeared in
a pastel sketch in 1988. and
other paintings and home-made
New Year Greeting Cards
thereafter. My 1999 New Year
card, the Year of the Gat, was of
a cat sleeping. Its sleeping body
formed the shape of a full moon.
After sketching and painting
many images of cats , it is only
natural that I should create an
origami sculpture of one ; a
I had not seen
dreaming
one in origami form (nor have I
seen a dreaming dog). The
result is here. I hope you enjoy
folding it.. I particularly enjoy
this origami model because it
has no reference points. Origami
models without reference points
are fun . Wrth each new fold the
result is different For this pfece,
I recommend wet folding; it will
help capture the softness of the

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model.

People don't talk enough about Giang Dinh, and that really is a shame! Could it be because lntemauts are only
interested in designers who produce a lot of diagrams? Or in creators whose models include 250 steps and are
more likely to dumbfound their friends? Or maybe because his models look too simple to novices? Giang is one
of my favorite folders. Nobody else in the wortd is able to infuse as much emotion and sensibility into the art
works he presents to us. His work is very much in the same vein as that of Yoshizawa Sensei, where what
matters is to give life to paper, to suggest rather than mimic nature, while minimising the number of folds and
layers as far as possible. This runs contrary to the path taken by many of today's designers, and in my opinion
it is this that makes Giang's work interesting: what makes you happy, without caring about influences or trends.
Let's not be mistaken: Giang's models are VERY complex. Art is a label to be earned . It is more than likely that
the first results obtained with his diagrams will be , er... disappointing .. . You will need to try many times before
you can expect a satisfactory result, or even before you can be successful with wet folding. But if you are patient

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such a desire for perfection, be it in the models, the pictures, the diagrams. simply gorgeous- or his Web site .
This is quite simply BEAUTIFUL, and to me this is the greatest compliment we can pay him. Keep filling us
Eric Joisel
with wonder, Giang!

In order to help you, the diagrams show you


different views of the same step.

7.

8.
Pull out the small corner and straighten
the head. Then valley-fold in half.

10.

Open the layers of the back and mountainfold the muzzle. In case you want a color
change. change the mountain-fold into a
valley-fold to obtain a white nose.

Shape the head.

Example with a
color change .

Shape t

For a color change,


valley fold the two flaps
on the colored side of
the paper to make
them appear on the
eat's body.

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VARIATIONS
Try to change propotion
of steps 1 and 2 or change the
head to your taste

Dinh Truong Giang

Fox
Renard

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Level / Niveau :
Time to fold I Pliage : 1h

Paper size /
T aille du papier :

30x30cm

This is a variation of my seated cat. The diagram is basic and two-dimensional. 1do hope
you come up with your own variation, even try a seated cat too. Wet folding is recommended for a
three-dimensional model.

Ce modele est une variante demon chat assis. Le pliage est simple et en 20. J'espere
que vous reafiserez par vous
me vos propres variantes. Essayez aussi de pfier un chat assis.
La technique du p/iage humide est recommandee pour passer votre modele en 30 fa fin.

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Paper: 6 - 8" normal origami paper. thicker paper is recommended for bigger model or for wet folding

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Side view

11 Head details

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Note to folders older than 6 : please do not try to moke the face symmetrical !!

14 Form the hands

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Finish

Side view

Gorilla enough
without more details ?

Sad ? or play "Hide and Seek" ?

VARIATIONS

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Diagrams: Hippopotamus
by Giang Dinh

I did not choose to design a hippo . I saw it while playing with paper ( Sony to
disappoint many designers. :) )
After a few fol ds, I thought my design could be a rhino or hippo. But looking at the part
of the paper that would become the head, it was clear that the shape dictated I make a
hippo. If you add just enough details, mainly at the head, I think that is sufficient to say
"hippo. " Wet folding is recommended

-Giang Dinh

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1. After folding in half
diagonally, valley fold tire tip
dowu. 11lis is a R.A. T. fold.

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Cleator's Advrce: Wet fold to ache1ve

natura listic, smooth folds.

2. Valley fo ld tire left


lwnd com er across.
3. Open out the
rigllt hand flap.

4. Valley fold tire


top of tire beak.
5. Piuch the beak together
and fo ld down .

6. Closed siuk tire top comer.


T11is is a little tricky.

ul were 1 year old then !!, I guess just practice folding and

unfolding my arms and legs." Giang Dinh

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7. (Top view. ) Mountain fold


the rig/It hand edge of fa ce
bel1ind.

8. Shape the beak and head.


Curl the body to make it 3D.

9. Form the f eat!Jers on tl1 e


wing and shape the eye.

10. Finished owl, front and back views.

easily
are
Va riants
achie,,ed by altering tl1e
mrgles in any or all of tl1e
steps. Practise will reveal
many possibilities.

Dinh Truong Giang

Penguin

2010

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Level/ Niveau :
Time to fold I Pliage : 20 min
Paper size I
Tailfedupapier :
15x 15cm

This model is a good example of what I like to achieve in designing: 3D. simple and elegant

Ca modele est un bon exemple de ce que je souhaite crBer en origami : un modele en 30, simple et

elegant.

No fixed point Come up with your


proportions!

Fonn the head.

Diagramas de modelos de figuras humanas


Heart angel
Mother and child

Santa Claus
Santa Claus 3b

Diagrams: Heart Angel


byGiang Di nh

With an economy of folds, Gieng Dinh achieves a love!y engel whose body is in the
share ofa heart. Obtaining a good result takes practice since there aren't exact
landmarks for the creases. !Is Giang shows in his photo diagrams, there are many
variations of the angel that )IUU can design )I"Ul'Self.

My work" I want to Fly" was displayed

at Hangar-7 in 2005 . It was folded from


a square as you can see on the left

So

I was in a "flying" mood there.

I was playing with a piece of Origamido


paper given to me by Michael Lafosse
and this Angel was born . Stefan Weber

saw it and he said "A heart Angel ! "


You can see that it is similar to the
square "cousins" but the wing is "li ghter"
since it has only one layer of paper
instead of two . This is also an exercise

in 3d folding since the model is not flat


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(Heart) Angel

MOTHER AND CHILD


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ROUND THE BODY

MAKE IT 30

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SEE STEP 4- 7
FOR THE MOTHER'S FACE

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7'

Sa n t a

C Ia u s 3b

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Diagramas de modelos de mscaras y


rostros

Could I have this kiss forever?


Mask
Pinocchio mask 1
Pinocchio mask 2

COULD I HAVE THIS KISS FOREVER ?


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