Origami is undoubtedly the most universally consistent and accepted art-form in all the cosmos.
Hello and thanks for taking the time to learn about my sculptural artworks. I am a self-taught Origami artist and these original sculptures contain no adhesives. Nearly all of my works consist of my self created interlocking base fold which I believe creates a structural integrity that is likely unseen in Origami.
All of these sculptures are technically Origami but I refer to my work as Paper Engineering.
Origami vs. Paper Engineering Origami is the art of paper folding. Once the paper is folded you have a finished product. To me the process of my art is at odds with this common perception of traditional Origami. In Paper Engineering folding thousands of sheets of paper is just the beginning. The real challenge and time exists in physically assembling these pieces together. Through a process of weaving the individual sheets become suspended off of one another. This results in organic designs based upon uniform geometry created through a process of symmetry and repetition. It truly is hands on mathematics.
Creating these sculptures begins with a formula on how to mathematically approach a more simple geometric form and allow it to expand in complexity through the consistent application of math that is unrelated to what the sculpture looks like and directly related to a process of symmetry, rotation, repetition, and mirrored images. In a sense I know how I am going to build a specific design based not upon what I want or think the sculpture should look like but rather by using mathematical principles related to how the geometry varies. Due to the nature of this mathematical approach to these sculptures the final product is more of a result and surprise than a preconceived geometric form. This gives you the blueprint for creating sculptures that have a concrete and yet visually unknown solution. This allows my work to continually evolve, making my sculptures more complex creates an exponentially increasing amount of potential designs.
University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2018