Dialogue between origami principles, materials, and weave structures
Unfold is the subtle interplay of origami, materials and weave structures to create textural and three-dimensional woven fabrics. The project examines the role of mathematics, material knowledge, and structures to create novel woven textiles that sustain three-dimensional form with no supporting substructure.
Unfold explores the dimension of mathematical principles that can be brought to artistic thinking and studio practice to synthesize art and sculptural woven fabrics. The project focuses on origami tessellation and how the geometrical constructions can move beyond paper and into a textile studio practice. It investigates the play of materials and weave structures to create textural and three-dimensional woven fabrics. The project follows empirical research grounded in practical experimentation to design 3D tessellated textiles through weaving. The project aims to examine and understand the role of empirical data and woven mathematical codes in creating novel, woven textiles that sustain three-dimensional forms with no supporting substructure. The study of predetermined tessellation patterns offers fold patterns that transform woven fabrics into unique sculptural pieces.