AYAKO BRODEK's love of origami began when she was a little girl in Japan. Her fascination continued and after 30 years of folding for personal enjoyment, she founded OriCraft to introduce her origami creations to a wider audience. She sells her work at art and craft shows and through her website (www.oricraft.com). She also teaches origami to all ages at local libraries and schools. Brodek lives and works in New Jersey.