By: Michael G. LaFosse
I spent the day hanging out at Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander’s Origamido Studio, and Michael taught me this amazing Cardinal. It’s since been published in several places, and in the BOS magazine, Michael’s Advanced Origami, surely others by now.
Michael calls the basic structure his “pileated bird base” since, actually, you can fold it into lots of different birds that have crests – a Tufted Titmouse (grey paper); a Bluejay (blue paper) etc.:
I love the model, as it’s pretty much the first really successful origami version I’ve seen of the Cardinal, one of my favorite local birds.