What is left of the value of a one-dollar bill?

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A Chinese-American named Won Park has found the answer.

View the pictures below and you will understand what is meant. The technique applied is called Origami and is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The objective of this art is to create an image of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns if achievable without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper for each figure.

Won Park has a master’s degree in Origami.  He is also called the “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose “canvas” is the US one-dollar bill.

Bending, twisting, and folding, he creates life-like shapes in stunning detail.

Quite amazing …

One-dollar Fish


One-dollar Butterfly


One-dollar Camera


Two-dollar Battle Tank


Two-dollar Chinese Dragon


One-dollar Crab


Two-dollar Jacket


Two-dollar Spider


One-dollar Scorpion


One-dollar Toilet Bowl


One-dollar Penguin


One-dollar Shark


One-dollar Jet


One-dollar Hammerhead Shark


Source: Now Public, November 16, 2009.

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4 comments to What is left of the value of a one-dollar bill?

  • Onlooker

    Very cool stuff. Although I have to be skeptical about a Masters degree in Origami. Really? Although if anybody does, this guy certainly deserves an advanced degree in this subject. Amazing.

    The spider and the scorpion are identical pictures, BTW.

  • Steven

    Clearly the spider and the scorpion are not the same photo. Please see [excuse the pun] your optometrist.

  • Onlooker


    He changed the scorpion picture, presumably due to my comment.

    I realize how it would look to you, but believe me, the scorpion picture was previous wrong, showing the spider instead. A little deduction on your part would have had you come to the conclusion that it was wrong when I commented, and then fixed before you viewed it. You might think deeper the next time.

    It still shows that way on The Big Picture blog post where this was also posted. Just for the record.


  • Onlooker, Steven: Yes, I corrected the pictures. I should have posted a comment earlier.

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