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Crease Patterns as Art

If one takes the narrowest possible dictionary definition of the term, a “crease pattern,” or CP, is nothing more than a set of lines that is a representation of some subset of folds in an origami shape, real or imagined. But it can be, is, more; the deeper question is, what does a crease pattern […]

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Now, That’s Settled

To recap the story: in 2009, I learned that a painter named Sarah Morris had been taking my crease patterns, recoloring and renaming them, and then selling them as her own work (without credit or permission). Needless to say, that was not happy-making, and after some unsuccessful attempts to engage her in rectifying the situation, […]

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Sarah Morris Works Attribution

As noted here, as of March 1, 2013, the group of origami artists and Sarah Morris amicably settled our dispute over her usage of our origami crease pattern artworks. Most terms and conditions of the agreement are confidential, but as part of the agreement, the following will happen: Ms. Morris’s work Angel [Origami], 2009 shall […]

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Sarah Morris Copyright Infringement

2013-03-21 Update: The dispute has now been settled. See details below. For several years, American artist Sarah Morris created a series of paintings on the theme of origami in which she took origami crease patterns by several international origami artists, changed the color scheme, made up her own names for them, and then sold and […]

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