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Origami artists lift folded paper to new heights

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One of Marc Kirschenbaum's many origami creations include a penguin, made from a single sheet of paper. (Julia Gronnevet/CNS)

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Origami artist Marc Kirschenbaum transforms blank pieces of paper into three-dimension animals and objects. (Julia Gronnevet/CNS)

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Origami artist Marc Kirschenbaum creates three-dimensional animals and objects out of single blank pieces of paper. This particular piece will soon become a golden-winged fly. (Julia Gronnevet/CNS)

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Origami artist Marc Kirschenbaum created this golden-winged fly out of a blank sheet of paper. It took him about a half an hour to create the insect, one of 11 original designs that will be featured in his newest book, Origami Bugs. (Julia Gronnevet/CNS)

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Origami artist Marc Kirschenbaum created this gigantic paper rendition of King Kong climbing the Empire State Building on commission from his apartment building's owner. It stands close to 5 feet in height and is displayed in the building's lobby in New York. Kirschenbaum folded the creation out of a single sheet of paper. (Julia Gronnevet/CNS)

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Origami artist Robert J. Lang designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece is titled Allosaurus Skeleton, opus 326. It was created from 16 uncut squares of Wyndstone "Marble" paper. (Courtesy of Robert J. Lang, www.langorigami.com)

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Origami artist Robert J. Lang designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece is titled K2, opus 391. It was created from 60 uncut rectangles of Wyndstone "Marble" paper. (Courtesy of Robert J. Lang, www.langorigami.com)

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Origami artist Brian Chan designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece, titled Mens et Manus, was created from a single uncut square. Chan is a 26-year-old graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The work is a variant of the school's logo. (Courtesy of Brian Chan, chosetec.darkclan.net/origami)

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Origami artist Brian Chan designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece, titled Dragonfly 2.0, was created from a single uncut square. Chan is a 26-year-old graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Courtesy of Brian Chan, chosetec.darkclan.net/origami)

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Origami artist Robert J. Lang designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece is titled Mt. Diablo Tarantula, opus 481. It was created from one uncut square of Korean hanji. (Courtesy of Robert J. Lang, www.langorigami.com)

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Origami artist Robert J. Lang designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece it titled A Miura-ken Beauty Rose, opus 482. Its bloom was created from one uncut square of Korean hanji. (Courtesy of Robert J. Lang, www.langorigami.com)

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Origami artist Robert J. Lang designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece is titled Grizzly Bear, opus 433. It was created from one uncut square of Korean hanji. (Courtesy of Robert J. Lang, www.langorigami.com)

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Origami artist Brian Chan designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece, titled Attack of the Kraken, was created from a single uncut square. Chan is a 26-year-old graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Courtesy of Brian Chan, chosetec.darkclan.net/origami)

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Origami artist Brian Chan designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece, titled Nicholas Wolfwood, was created from a single uncut square. Chan is a 26-year-old graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Courtesy of Brian Chan, chosetec.darkclan.net/origami)

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Origami artist Brian Chan designs and folds complex three-dimensional creatures and objects out of paper. This piece, titled Scutigera coleoptrata, was created from a single uncut square. Chan is a 26-year-old graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Courtesy of Brian Chan, chosetec.darkclan.net/origami)

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Origami is undergoing a renaissance. New techniques are pushing this art form into a continuous state of evolution.


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