Foldersaurus! One artist’s origami is so realistic, his friend’s didn’t realise his model dinosaurs are made of paper
Is it a foldersaurus? One artist has created a miniature Jurrasic Park – by making tiny origami dinosaurs.
Gifted artist Tran Trung Hieu has demonstrated his astonishing talent by manipulating paper into detailed artistic models of dinosaurs, insects, plants and more.
Tran, a 30-year-old Chemistry teacher from Vietnam, took up origami when he was just four-years-old and has been folding ever since.
He said: “My friends like the way I do my models. They love the poses and the scenes and in some exhibitions, they don’t think my origami dinosaurs are made of paper!
“It’s taken me a lifetime to improve my origami skill from simple to complex but I’ve never enjoyed anything more.
“There are many ways to fold a paper. I learnt from my friends and then I found my own way.
“When I want to fold a model such as a feather raptor, I need lots of information about that Dinosaur and then I start craft-folding.
“The first model is never perfect so sometimes you end up doing the same piece four of five times to make sure it’s right.
“I’m a perfectionist and this is an art that needs a lot of time and dedication.
“Since 2006, I’ve joined many exhibitions and in 2009, I was one of the guests of Tanteidan convention in Tokyo.
“I hope to improve my origami skills and would eventually like to teach all the children about the colourful world of origami.”