Gouagami? Origami?

ORIGAMI is the Japanese art form of folding and moulding paper into various 3D models. Common models depict wildlife such as cranes, frogs, elephants, flowers, trees, as well as the human form but also includes other objects such as stars, jewelery boxes, and toys. GOUAGAMI uses origami to model the forest and wildlife of the Goualougo Triangle of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). This includes gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, duikers, various flowers, trees, and other elements of the forest. If you have any design ideas or have compiled a design (diagrams and video welcome), please email them to gouagami@gmail.com so they can be posted for all to share!

Conservation forum

As well as providing various forms of origami, this site discusses topics relating to conservation.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Geometry and Mathematics of Origami

If you are into the math behind origami, Eric M. Andersen's origami page paperfolding.com has a very detailed and concise explanation of the geometry involved in origami and it's potential uses, such as in an educational setting. This site also provides examples (and diagrams) of intermediate origami of dinosaurs, insects, and animals such as Collin Weber's Frog on a Lily Pad shown below. Each project includes a picture of the completed origami as well as step-by-step diagrams. The diagrams are a bit complicated and sometimes difficult to read but provide a useful guide to intermediate origami artists.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Club P.A.N. day at the Leipzig Zoo

Thanks to everyone who supported us at the zoo this weekend; we raised almost 100 euros! Special thanks to the Leipzig Zoo for their support and hospitality.

Here are some pics:

Making paper chimpanzee masks

Making origami (featuring '2 primates' origami from Gouagami)

Attaching signed leafs to our Charlie Brown tree

Fancy gorilla!

Party gorillas dancing for donations

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Video origami of 2 primates

Below is the video version of the previously posted origami of '2 primates'.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

First origami for Gouagami!

Here is the first of many origami animations from Gouagami named '2 primates'. Please comment on whether you see something more specific such as chimps, baboons, etc. Click on the above image for a step-by-step animated diagram; a printout version of this animation will be available shortly.

Gouagami at the Leipzig Zoo for Club P.A.N.

Join in the fun at the Leipzig Zoo this weekend, Nov 1st and 2nd to raise some cash and awareness for Club P.A.N.! Activities include origami, leaf signing, and interacting with Club P.A.N. members sporting the latest in gorilla gear. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to participate, please email me at gouagami@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Welcome to Gouagami, the origami of the forest.
Stay tuned for exciting origami modeled after the forest and wildlife of the Goualougo Triangle of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).
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