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Maps III

This weeks post is centred around origami as a means to representing images in more than two dimensions. here are two examples of printed tissue that have been folded so that they stand off the surface.

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On the left is a rectangle that has been folded in knife pleats in two directions from one corner. you’ll see better examples of the fold down the page. On the right the same paper has been folded on the diagonal into v pleats.

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Maps II

I’ve been really busy this week, but I’m not sure how much I have to show for it. I’ve printed the first proofs of the three A2 plates I posted about last week, but mainly I’ve been diving in to origami. And that has been causing me to reconsider the J11D project. Images and things are probably going to be a bit thin on the ground until the end of term as all this work is large and requires an A1 folio to cart it about; something London’s public transport isn’t very keen on. Read the rest of this entry »

Pre planning

I haven’t forgotten or abandon the projects I announced the other day. It just that’s there’s nothing interesting to look at so I thought I’d show you some preparation I’ve made for a project I am expecting to happen next year. In 2015 I started work for the V&A’s Inspired By 2016, but ran out of steam. This time I want to get a bit more of a head start, as I have more prosaic inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »

A long time coming…

I finally managed to print two of the origami pieces that I started in the autumn and covered in Al tape at new year. They were printed black with a touch of blue. The second print has more layers and the ink didn’t pick up quite as well as it should.

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Paper Fights

It half terms so I am catching up on things.

I’ve just spent an hour fighting with this piece of paper. Read the rest of this entry »

Truncated Dodecahedron?

This isn’t really a Dodecahedron. But I don’t know a better name for the form*. You can see better images of 20 joined columbus cubes here.

So like the post a fortnight ago I have been working through the  geometry of joining columbus cubes to make a spherical body.

Here are a series of photos that take you through the process.

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*It’s probably half way to a icosahedron, where equilateral triangles take up the whole of each edge of the pentagons Read the rest of this entry »

I’m happiest when I’m tinkering

here I am working in the shed on compositions in six inch squares. different backgrounds and interesting pebbles. no presure.

here I am working in the shed on compositions in six inch squares. different backgrounds and interesting pebbles. no presure.

 

the shed is turning into a real wunderkammer and i feel it needs a stuffed alligator hanging from the ceiling. here are two reptiles. the search begins.

the shed is turning into a real wunderkammer and i feel it needs a stuffed alligator hanging from the ceiling. here are two reptiles. the search begins.

 

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Columbus cubes

For someone who only got a D in their applied Maths A-level I’ve always been fascinated by geometry, topology and mathematical curiosites.

This little pamphlet from part of a Tarquin publications book is all that remains of my first foray into the world of rotating rings and hypercubes.
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magic cubes, flexisquares, spherical geometry

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