The Origami Tornado Kusudama is a beautiful modular origami designed by Aldo Marcell, an amazing Nicaraguan origami artist. This model is assembled from 30 modules. It works best with duo-coloured paper. In recent days, I have developed a special fondness for purple/lavender colour combination (will post more models in the same combination soon) and I went for the same combination again. And am quite happy with the way it has turned out!
The model reminds me of Enrica Drey’s Dodecahedron Kusudama, which is made from 60 modules. But the change in colour in the Tornado beautifully brings out the swirls, which I like very much
Folding the individual modules was easy. But I did find that the assembly was more difficult than most other kusudamas I have folded. I had to use a lot more paper clips than usual! And finally I ended up gluing some of the more untameable bits down! I know, naughty, naughty!!
Model: Tornado Kusudama
Creator: Aldo Marcell
Creator on the Web: Flickr! | Facebook
Classification: Origami | Modular
Difficulty Level: High Intermediate
Paper Ratio: Square
Paper Size: 3 inches
Model Size: ~ 4 inches