I’m Gabriel Vong from Hong Kong.
Welcome to Gabriel Vong’s Ori-Scope .
[ previously also known as - Origami Kaleidoscope ]
It’s been almost eight years since the first launch of
this web page ,
during which several major updates have been made.
I only came across modern origami about ten years ago.
Before that ,
I had little knowledge about origami.
Even to date ,
among those multifarious hobbies of mine ,
I still have to confess that origami is not considered to be in a primary position , though
I did have some passions for it in the past.
What I like most is listening to music ,
especially classical music .
playing violin is also one of my favourite pastimes.
I’m just an amateur only ,
just like what I’ve been doing in origami.
I did make considerable progress through the accumulated experience
in preparing each update ,
though in fact I seldom do origami except during the time working
for the update .
Unlike those people who take origami as a lifelong hobby ,
I find my passion in origami has subsided considerably during
the past few years and finally ,
just several months ago ,
I decided it was time to quit ,
not just for my getting less and less interested in this but
also for the sake of having more time to devote myself to other
hobbies or to develop new hobbies .
In order to bring a happy conclusion and a good memory to this
I have determined to give one more major update before I quit
origami. This will
be the ultimate update and the previous page is completely revised
to the present one.
In this update ,
I strive to encompass as many origami models I like as possible
within the reach of my capability.
They include new foldings and re-foldings ,
ranging from simple to complex and
on the other hand ,
they have to be qualitatively acceptable to my present standard
. Owing to the fact
that most of them were made within a short period time before
this final revision ,
special attention was given only to those models which particularly
interest me .
all the different papers I used for the folding are ordinary
papers bought from various stationery shops in the area I live
paper for wrapping gifts or for arts and crafts lessons in classroom
. Conceivably ,
some of the foldings ,
especially those complex ones ,
may look somewhat less appealing than those executed with professional
origami paper ; however
ordinary paper has the advantage of being able to offer a wide
variety of colours and textures to choose from in addition to
the easy availability and inexpensive price .
Contrary to what people might think ,
I’m indeed a person of very limited or little patience.
It explains why there are some categories of origami designs
which I rarely touched because they are either too repetitive
or laborious to me ,
bouquets of flowers ,
individually scaled structures ,
insects with multiple legs and antennae
, models which involve too many sinks ,
modulars and folding from CP etc.
On the other hand ,
I’m not particularly interested in boxes or stars
, which you may find quite a lot of in my gallery.
In fact ,
it is just a small contribution to the environmental protection
because most of them are folded from the ‘waste’
paper which is left after a big square having been cut out from
a large rectangular sheet of paper.
As to designing new models ,
I think the most suitable moment for me to start would be the
time when I get retired some day in the future .
many new origami designs are becoming increasingly complicated
and stunningly detailed in structure ,
which I think is somewhat unnecessary.
I’m not against complex origami as long as it is reasonable
and worth folding.
But if it goes too far
, I’m afraid one day it will become an
obstacle to the popularization of origami.
many young people only concentrate to those fashionable new
while many of those good old things are largely left forgotten
or neglected. In
view of this ,
I tried my best to preserve some of these memorable models lest
they be consigned to oblivion in the course of time .
I want to dedicate this web page to my mother ,
from whose teaching I was able to fold the traditional
flying crane at an early age of seven or earlier.
I have no idea whether she was good at origami ,
but one thing is certain :
this is the only piece of knowledge that she left to me in this
Gabriel Vong DEC-2009
background music ( MIDI download )
：Chanson du Matin ( Morning Song ) / composed by Andre Gagnon