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Insect Origami

Robert Lang’s fascination with origami began as a child after he was given a book showing how to fold and crease a sheet of paper to create three-dimensional figures.

He loved reading and following the instructions.

“The idea I could make cool things from paper was magnetic for a 6-year-old,” he said.

Lang, who was raised in Atlanta and now resides in Alamo, Calif., has turned his childhood fascination with paper folding into artistic expression. His intricate origami figures and objects have been shown at museums throughout the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and in Paris and Japan.

Over the years, he has created more than 500 designs, including dozens of larger-than-life insects. An exhibition of those works, “Robert J. Lang: Insect Origami,” is being displayed through Dec. 22 at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University.

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Beth Kelley is a writer and researcher with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.