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Extraordinary Origami Creatures

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At the young age of five, Nguyễn Hùng Cường was first introduced to the art of paper folding. He learned mostly from books and by the age of 10 he began creating his own original designs. As many great origami artists do, Cường challenged himself to use only one piece of paper for most of his designs. He often creates his models on a Vietnamese handmade paper called Dó. Inspired by the techniques of many origami artists before him, Cường joined the community of origami enthusiasts known as Vietnam Origami Group in 2005.


Cường’s favorite models so far are the gorilla and scorpion. In an interview with All Things Paper, he explained:

I admit that origami is more than a hobby to me, but it will take a long time to consider it my career. Being a full-time origami artist is very difficult. Many people still think that origami is not art and only for children. So now I’m rather focus on creating beautiful origami artwork than making money from origami.

He has contributed to many books and publications alongside artists he admires. See more of his unique designs on Flickr.

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