“I’m speaking of the bridge to each of our worlds – the bridge between depression and hope, isolation and communion, illusion and representation.
Crossing the divide is a spiritual act.
At its most abstract, folding an origami animal replicates both the growth of the animal from fertilized egg to adult (the early symmetrical folds parallel the highly mechanical process of mitosis) and the origin of life itself.
Chaos yields order.
Formlessness to form.
From the blank square emerges a chaotic pattern of angles and edges – a pattern we imbue with order and meaning. Eventually by slow and awkward steps, the living creature emerges.
It is impossible to identify the moment of metamorphosis for the transformation
takes place within our own minds. Unfolding…”
— Kabuki, David Mack —