Paper folds itself into a natural equilibrium form depending on its creases. These equilibria are poorly understood, especially for curved creases. We are exploring what shapes are possible in this genre of self-folding origami, with applications to deployable structures, manufacturing, and self-assembly. This transformation of flat paper into swirling surfaces creates sculpture that feels alive.
“Curved Crease Sculpture”by Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine at Guided By Invoices in Chelsea, New York City, January 19–March 3, 2012. More here.
Tunnel 228 by Lightning and Kinglyface is an enchanting paper forest installation inspired by Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’. It allowed audiences to explore the network of tunnels being filled in part by the sounds of clanking machinery.
Currently living in Italy, British sculptor Chris Gilmour amazingly only uses cardboard and glue and no wood or metal supports for his amazing constructions.
He builds full-scale models of objects such as bicycles, cars, and musical instruments.
Forest of Words. Each word is individually cut out using a scalpel on thin card, scored on one side, so that the text can be folded up and stand freely. All text is an extract from a book called ‘The Reader’. The intensity of all of the words placed together, is to symbolise the crowded and intimidating emotions that the young boy in the book is feel, given his situation in the story. Photographed on black backdrop, so that words would ‘pop’, given the contrasts in colour.
Paige Smith of A Common Name and of A Common Blog painstakingly crafts these beautiful folded paper geodes to fill lonely voids in the urban Los Angeles cityscape. Paige spends her time making and installing these so that the public may experience the joy of finding a glimmering hidden treasure where they might least expect one. Her work is in fact so beautiful that most of her geodes have been removed and presumably taken home by greedy art lovers. If anyone has any information as the the where about of any of these works of art please call 213-973-9931.
Jennifer Collier explores the ‘remaking’ of household objects, by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching paper to produce unusual paper ‘fabrics’.
‘Rejection Letters’ by Nava Lubelski