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So, what's with the design? It's by the brothers...
With its leathery armor and ability to roll into a ball, the armadillo is a curious creature that embodies what it means to adapt to an environment, to an adverse circumstance.
Just before beginning his freshman year at MIT, Theo St. Francis constructed an interpretive origami model of an armadillo out of a square sheet of paper for his brother, Adrian. It was the brothers’ last interaction before Theo was injured and lost motor connection and sensation in most of his body.
For them, the Armadillo is the visual representation of Theo’s journey to regain his lost function and, more broadly, of the choice we all have: to meet with and adapt to life’s challenges.
The image of the origami model – the pen-and-ink drawing of a three-dimensional paper form – is the result of their brotherly collaboration, and represents the importance of teamwork in solving complex problems.
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