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I am a self-taught Origami artist and these original artworks contain thousands of sheets of paper and require no adhesives to construct. Each sculpture on my website contains up to 6,000 sheets of hand folded paper and requires anywhere from 30 to 80 hours to construct. 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..

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About My Art

  

Creating these sculptures begins with a consistent geometric formula on how to mathematically evolve and advance the forms and designs of three dimensional sculptural origami paper puzzles. This advancement in complexity is a direct result from the application of mathematics, geometry, symmetry, reflection, 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.

Origami Vs. Paper Engineering

  

Although they are technically Origami sculptures I refer to my work as Paper Engineering.


Origami is the art of paper folding. Once the paper is folded you have a finished product that is usually representational of something that exists and is identifiable (such as a crane or turtle that was created with only one sheet of paper). 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. Through hands-on mathematics I create concrete geometric forms that represent the principles of infinity. Nearly every design I create theoretically expands infinitely in all directions and each specific sculpture is a representation of a physical geometric space that exists within these infinite patterns.

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About My Other Artworks

  

These paintings and drawings are inspired from and directly related to my Origami sculptures. Creating these 2 Dimensional images 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 form looks like and directly related to a process of symmetry, rotation, reflection, 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 final product should look like but rather by using mathematical principles related to how the geometry varies. Due to the nature of this mathematical approach the finished product is more of a result and surprise than a preconceived geometric form. This gives you the blueprint for creating designs that have a concrete and yet visually unknown solution. This allows my work to continually evolve; making my geometric forms more complex creates an exponentially increasing amount of potential designs. Nearly every design I create theoretically expands infinitely in all directions and each specific painting or drawing is a representation of a physical geometric space that exists within these infinite patterns.