Well, not really… but this is the last post for a while until I have finished working on a few new cards and solved some more cards. Again, thanks be to Ian Rowland (http://www.ianrowland.com) and Allen Rolfs for their inspiration, as well as to Ralf, who has sent some wonderful pictures of new puzzles! Very much looking forward to solving these!
So, here are the most recent cards I have been working on. First volley!
So, these two cards are mostly my own. The one on the left, ArchWay, is a lovely spiral, and quite a straightforward cut, if a little fiddly. The one on the right is a variation of an Ian Card – it’s more an aesthetic adaptation that I thought would look a little more interesting. These are both lovely cards to look at, and I’m looking forward to seeing some of them framed. Speaking of which;
This is the work of my brother, Ed, of http://em-photography.co.uk/ – who has had a go at framing some of these cards in sets and individually. They have been given as wedding presents, ‘inspirational’ gifts, curiosities, and for many other purposes. Simply, I think Ed has done a fine job, and would encourage anyone reading to have a look at his photography, and put him to work! His understanding of framing, shaping and image, and presentation is second to none. That, and he’s my brother… am I biased? No. We fought like cats when younger. Get on great now, though!!
Here are some more cards;
These 3 cards are, to my knowledge, the product of Allen Rolfs wonderful mind. They are lovely cards to look at, and have a certain simplicity in their composition. Rolfs refers to these cards as being the result of ‘impossible folding’, which is a nice way of describing the process!
Solving these cards was quite a challenge – there are many different methods at play in these cards, and they are quite beautiful. The first card is probably my favorite – it has a lovely symmetry, and is quite a lot of fun to fold!
In closing, this little series of six posts I hope has been enlightening to something that started as a curiosity, and is now firmly part of what I do. I use these cards in many ways, and give them to friends, family, clients, and many others as curiosities, inspirational objects, or just simply as unusual gifts!
Thanks again to Ian Rowland, Allen Rolfs, Ralf, and many others. If you would like to bribe me to create a card for you, feel free! Or just request one – I shall probably enjoy making it too much to notice any outlay of time! Hope people have found this interesting!