|CUT & FOLD ANIMALS
|This picture was taken in 1946, when Thok lived
in Paris and worked as "femme de menage", at the home of Madame
Chameton de Croix, Rue de Cerisolle numero 6. 1946 was his first
chance to get out of Denmark after the German Occupation 1940-45.
In 1943 he was arrested by the German Gestapo and put into prison
in the Town of Silkeborg, for having made Caricatures of Hitler
and Mussolini. He wanted to go to the Magicians Convention in
Paris, and live there for a while learning to speak French. While
he was there he was working in the streets in front of Cafe de
Flore, cutting out his animals, a photographer from the magazine
'Image du Monde' took this picture in his room in the attic at
Rue de Cerisolle.
In the summer of 1997 we lived on Bornholm and Helge Rasmusen
Bornholm suggested that we do a Video with my Origami and
the cut and folded animals. Below is some pictures from the
Video: "Origami & Kirigami from the Archives of Thoki Yenn".
Thok is working on a booklet with patterns for these
animals, but any creative person can pick up the method and
do her own cut and folded animals, just get hold of the Video
and start doing your own creations, you will feel so much better
doing your own things than just copying the old geezer. When
you buy it go directly to Video
Bornholm, but have a look at the prices and pictures and
read what John Smith of London writes about the video.
Click on the scissors and write to Thoki Yenn