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This amazing paper beetle is designed and folded by Shuki Kato. It’s folded from a single 22″ square of tracing paper and has a nearly 10″ wingspan. Check out other of his folding work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/with/6113258008/#photo_6113258008 Origami Beetles, Sculpture, Shukikato, Shuki Kato, Origami Paper, Amazing Kabutomushi, Paper Art, Posts, Amazing Origami
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The design of this is somewhat complex, but is very elegant to look at. The first thing you notice is the position of the wings, they cause you to look at the bird as though it is about to take off in flight. It is very effective in conceptualizing it's weightlessness.