Clip Happy, Good-Luck Bat


As seen in the PEM Exhibition Bats! On view September 9, 2023 to July 28, 2024.

Original origami design by Massachusetts artist Michael G. LaFosse. Folded by Richard L. Alexander.

In Chinese culture Bats represent Good Luck and red is considered a particularly lucky color

Bat measures approximately 3" wide by 2.5" tall and comes with a clip affixed to the back. 

Hand folded paper

Michael G. LaFosse has been working for over forty years as an origami artist, papermaker and author. Trained as a biologist, he finds his strongest inspiration in the natural world preferring to study his subjects in their natural habitats. He credits the work of the late Japanese Origami Grand Master, Akira Yoshizawa, for leading the way by exploring nature and achieving creative expression in origami art.

Richard Alexander Richard met Michael LaFosse in 1988, and they have worked together to advance origami as a fine art. In 1996 they co-founded Origamido Studio, a teaching and resource center / art gallery for their handmade papers and folded paper art. Richard’s background in industrial training made it easy for him to become a seasoned teacher of origami and hand papermaking. Together, Michael and Richard have authored over 70 books, kits, and video publications about their origami designs and hand papermaking.

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