3D Laser Cut Paper - Geometric Art by Eric Standley Eric Standley is an artist and educator currently living and working in Virginia. In his incredible series of 3D laser cut paper art, Standley’s... (Mathematics, symmetry, paper, and the divine.
South African origami artist Sipho Mabona, who wowed us with his life-sized elephant folded from one sheet of paper, continues to impress with Giga Origami, his newest installation at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Mabona folded a flock of giant origami birds to soar over visitors in the museum's Great Hall, hanging from the ceiling in a dazzling display. The birds were carefully folded from large sheets of square paper measuring 2.7 to 5.4 meters in size, giving each creature a staggering wingspan of 2 to 4 meters. Giga Origami will continue to grow this summer until August 31, as visitors are encouraged to engage with the artwork by folding their own paper birds to add to the installation. Sipho Mabona's website Sipho Mabona on Facebook via [designboom]
That is, all designers crease, pleat, bend, hem, gather, knot, hinge, corrugate, drape, twist, furl, crumple, collapse, wrinkle, facet, curve or wrap two-dimensional sheets of material and by these processes of folding, create three-dimensional objects.
At first glance the sculptures constructed by artist Li Hongbo appear to be chiseled out of stone, but once manipulated and pulled, they reveal the use of a different medium. Once the viewer uncovers that the sculpture can not only move, but stretch, spread, twist, bend, and contract, the pieces exhibit a much greater impact. Hongbo first developed an interest in paper when he worked in the book publishing business. He recognized the vitalness of paper in the design of a book, analyzing the characteristics and durability of the different types. He adopted the “paper gourd” method, which is commonly recognized from paper lanterns. Once Hongbo discovered connecting paper, endless possibilities unfurled. He adopted a layering process, which takes months to complete, and carefully considers the depth, width, mass, and center of each piece to ensure a balanced construction. Cutting, chiseling, and sanding each piece as if it were made of stone, Hongbo’s paper 3D sculptures are more than…
Inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan culture, New York-based paper artists The Makerie Studio created an alluringly beautiful place they call Cloud City. Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft make up the creative practice, and they carved and sculpted the fantastical palaces. The heavily-detailed structures are set against a dreamy, hazy-colored background and photographed by Luke Kirwan, whose lighting makes the scene appear ethereal and otherworldly.
The Makerie Studio produced these weightless-looking buildings out of iridescent paper. They are truly stunning pieces; each features a mixture of small, complex patterns and layered papers. It creates subtle color effects that truly shine in certain lights. As you look beyond the gorgeous exterior, you’ll find that every structure has something inside of it. We see a fountain, a flowering tree, and more. It adds to the story and mystique of this floating patterned city, which we can ponder as we continue to admire the…
A challenge increasingly important to physicists and materials scientists in recent years has been how to design controllable new materials that exhibit desired physical properties rather than relying on those properties to emerge naturally, says University of Massachusetts Amherst physicist Christian Santangelo.
Now he and physicist Arthur Evans and polymer scientist Ryan Hayward at UMass Amherst, with others at Cornell and Western New England University, are using origami-based folding methods for "tuning" the fundamental physical properties of any type of thin sheet, which may eventually lead to development of molecular-scale machines that could snap into place and perform mechanical tasks. Results are reported today in an early online edition of Science.
At a physics meeting a couple of years ago, Santangelo mentioned the unusual properties of a special type of origami fold called Miura-ori to fellow physicist Jesse Silverberg of Cornell, a long-time origami enthusiast. Miura-ori, named after the astrophysicist who invented the technique, is a series folded parallelograms that change the stiffness of a sheet of paper based only on the crease pattern
University Herald Origami-style transformer self-assembles before scuttling away Gizmag An origami-inspired robot that self-assembles and then scuttles away under its own power has been revealed by researchers from Harvard University and MIT.
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