Michael G. LaFosse has been working for over forty years as an origami artist, papermaker and author. Trained as a biologist, he finds his strongest inspiration in the natural world preferring to study his subjects in their natural habitats. He credits the work of the late Japanese Origami Grand Master, Akira Yoshizawa, for leading the way by exploring nature and achieving creative expression in origami art.

In 1996, Michael and Richard Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, a teaching center, gallery and origami design studio where they author publications of their original origami sculptures and make custom, handmade paper for each new creation.

Their works have graced museums worldwide, including: Carrousel du Louvre in Paris; the Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona; Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida; Hangar 7 (Red Bull) in Salzburg, Austria; Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts; Mingei Museum in San Diego, California; and at their own, Origami Do Experience—Waikiki.

Current, traveling exhibitions include Origami in the Garden. Together, they have authored over 70 books and kits about origami and paper arts.