The incredible skill and dexterity required to fashion origami models is undeniable. Folding the paper in exactly the right places, getting the tension right and without letting go, folding something else over the top to hold it together. It baffles me how anyone could perceive the method in their mind, let alone repeat it at will. However, as the origami artists continually demonstrate, paper-folding can be mastered and used to create an almost infinite number of objects.
So when we meet Anja Markiewicz, and we witness her delightfully tiny and adorable origami creations, speechlessness is about the only appropriate reaction. She uses a toothpick to manipulate tiny inch wide paper slips to fold amazing and wonderfully accurate models of all kinds of things. Flowers, insects, and animals each adorn her shelves, which she photographs and uploads to a flickr account.
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