Category Archives: Recent works

Bismuth, an amazing metal

Bismuth top view

Above is my papercraft bismuth. 上は私のペーパークラフトビスマス。蒼鉛(そうえん)あるいはビスマスは本当にすごいです。写真はhere、情報はここ、ペーパークラフトはこちらです。

Bismuth is really rather spectacular. Click here to see it in the flesh. Click wikipedia to get more info and images. Click more to see more images of my papercraft including the nets.

As ever, I hope you enjoy.

楽しんでください。

Olivine slice

Olivine top view for web

Olivine is usually green. It sometimes comes from space in a very colourful form in tiny spheres called chondrules in meteorites.

たいてい橄欖石 【かんらんせき】は緑です。時々隕石のコンドルールの中に色鮮やかな橄欖石が見れます。もっと詳しい情報はここ。顕微鏡のイメージはここ

For more information see here. A microscope image may be seen here. Completed solids and nets may be viewed in Galleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Olivine, or by clicking here.

出来上がったペーパクラフトはGalleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Olivine で見れます。楽しんでください!

Enjoy!

 

Hotaru Ishi or Lightning Bug Stone

Hotaru net1 for web

 

Hotaru net 2 for web

蛍石の展開図です。出来上がったペーパクラフトはGalleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Hotaru Ishi で見れます。ここで鉱物の情報が見れます. 実物の写真はこち。楽しんで下さい。

These are the nets to make two crystals of Hotaru Ishi. Completed solids me be viewed in Galleries → Papercraft → Crystals → Hotaru Ishi. More information about the mineral may be found here; photos of the actual crystals are here.

Enjoy!

 

Watermelon Stone

jewel closed

Despite the delicious name, this mineral is not edible. It has the features of watermelons if you except the seeds, sweetness and softness. It is a variety of tourmaline. Images of the actual mineral can be seen here—a page that sells jewellery.

open jewel

More of my images, including the nets, can be viewed in “Galleries” → “Papercraft” → “Crystals” → “Watermelon Stone”.

Next week I hope to introduce a mineral that allegedly glows in the dark.

Enjoy!

Halite or Rock Salt

Halite View 3

Halite or rock salt is an edible mineral.

Just click on the images to get a closer look.

Halite View 2

“You are the salt of the earth,” taught the Lord Jesus, referring to salt’s preserving function.

Halite view 1

“Let your conversation be seasoned with salt,” advised the apostle Paul.

Though these two gems of wisdom have been around for two millennia, we need them just as much now as we move deeper into the third millennium.

The colours are due partly to contaminations from other minerals. Image and info can be found here.

Halite is the first of six crystals that I am adding to the site. The complete set will eventually be proudly displayed in “Galleries” → “Papercraft” → “Crystals”. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed making them.

 

Crystals, a new series

three stones for web

These are the first three of a new series called “Crystals”. うえの三つの石は「Crystals」「結晶」という新しいシリーズの最初のメンバーです。

左にはトルマリンです。スイカ石とも呼ばれています。種だけはありません!もっと知りたかったらここをクリックして下さい。On the left is Tourmaline or Watermelon Stone. The only things missing are the seeds! For more info on just click tourmaline.

At the back on the right is Fluorite, Fluorspar or Hotaru Ishi. The last name is Japanese and suggests a luminescent quality reminiscent of lightning bugs or glow worms. More info at fluorite or hotaru ishi. 後ろと右には蛍石です。もっと知りたかったらここをクリックして下さい。

前と右は岩塩です。もっと知りたかったらここをクリックして下さい。At the front on the right is Halite, more commonly known as Rock Salt. More info at halite.

In the coming weeks I hope to introduce the crystals one by one, starting with Halite next week. I hope you enjoy. 次の数週間の間、結晶をいっこうづつ紹介するつもりです。お楽しみ!

 

Cactus 3D Papercraft

I proudly present Myrtillocactus geometrizans, a delightful cactus with edible berries.

Top view lowish def

For more images of this papercraft, including the lizard, please click Galleries then Myrtillocactus in the bar above.

For more info on this cactus please click this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtillocactus_geometrizans.

I apologise for my long silence—due to pressure of work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doors for Grace

Grace united image unopened for articulations 20151128

I present my Magnum Opus. (It took about 200 hours over a period of 3 months to complete.) I set out to make a Christmas card and ended up with an Advent calendar.

This is the advent calendar in its basic state before the views behind the doors are installed from a separate sheet of hidden words. (The mechanics of door 21 are different leaving the word visible in this basic state.)

The idea for the calendar came from my work teaching English to a variety of students.

Students complain of poor vocabulary,

May I proclaim some heart vocabulary,

Let one word a day, heard in your heart,

Enrich all you say, and straighten your way.

Starting on 1st December, I hope to add one post a day as each door is opened to reveal a hidden word. Enjoy and be enriched!

 

Conus Shell

 

Conus assembled  4 (1)

 

Conus is a large genus of small to large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs, with the common names of cone snails, cone shells or cones. (Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus)

They are poisonous so they need careful handling. In fact they are best not handled. They are found mostly in tropical waters near coral reefs.

The shape and patterns inspired me to design and build this paper model. I feel like I am emulating the work of the Designer (but with far inferior intellect and ability).

More images and information on assembly are available in the gallery at http://www.cysarts.com/?page_id=1081Enjoy!

I hope to continue adding posts and pages to the galleries once a month so please look forward to the next one on 3rd October. 

Projection-Mapped Starfish

starfish view

Welcome to my “Projection-Mapped Starfish”.

Despite the name no projection mapping technology was used in its production. Even the mathematics was done on paper with compasses, rulers and pencils.

More may be seen in Galleries; Paper Craft; Starfish… This includes details of the stages of production or secrets of the trade, and also six views of the completed starfish.

I hope to continue with Echinodermata by developing a paper craft model of the Leopard Sea Cucumber.