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Crucifix (Design by Quentin Trollip)

Crucifix (Design by Quentin Trollip)

by Ancella on April 24, 2011

in Human forms and Objects

Crucifix (Design by Quentin Trollip)

Crucifix (Design by Quentin Trollip)

This amazing design of The Crucifix has been on my my to-do folding list for quite a while but I kept pushing it away since I thought I’d wait for Good Friday. Being Holy Week, I did attempt folding this model and I did find it quite complex. However, I wasn’t able to finish folding it in one day.

This is a complex model to fold – there are numerous sinks, layers and reverse folds and the model gets quite thick with these incorporated. The designer – Quentin Trollip – did mention that Kami or Foil paper could be used to fold this model and that it is best wet-folded. However, my attempt was with Tant paper and I did not wet fold this model, at all.

I took approx 6 hours spanning 2 days to fold this model and the reason why I couldn’t continue this at one stretch is because I got stuck at many places during the folding sequence. I do follow the practice of ‘giving up’ for a short period of time as I tend to get past the sticky points in the folding sequence much quicker at the second go.

Pack Discovery - 25 squares

Paper to use:
The designer Quentin Trollip suggests that a paper measuring 35 cms should be chosen and it should be uni colored. I have folded my rendition using 35 cms square of Brown Tant paper which I had purchased from Origami-shop.com – Pack Discovery – 25 squares. This tant paper is colored brown on both sides so it is very convenient.

How to fold the Crucifix:
The diagram to this model is available in Quentin Trollip’s books – #4 Origami Sequence, in Quentin Trollip: Selected Works (BOS Booklet No 67) as well as in a CD-ROM – London Origami.

There are 66 steps as per the diagram in the book and this number does not include the repetitions.

This is my first fold of this model and I am quite pleased with the result. I did not wet-fold this model and have only incorporated minimal shaping.

Happy Easter!

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