Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for over forty years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and includes in his repertoire some of the most complex origami designs ever created. His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield models that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold.
In one of his recently interviews he said:
I started origami at the age of six. A craft book that had a few origami instructions was what sparked my interest. Origami was a way of making toys with nothing more than scrap paper. My favorite origami artists are Yoshizawa, Neal Elias, Fred Rohm, Michael Lafosse, Satoshi Kamiya…Now I’m working on developing life and expression in my representational work, on developing new mathematical ideas in my geometric/mathematical work, and on developing new ways of using origami within art (e.g., rendering it in other materials, such as metal). Each project I take on is a new challenge. The american flag is was of the most challenging, because I had only a week to design and fold it and have it ready for photography.
Find more on http://www.langorigami.com/