Cary Staples

Professor
School of Art .. University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Math and art are both ways of understanding and describing the world. I am trying to understand what I do not know by moving back and forth between these ways of knowing. Each time I make a move, I learn.
order of operation
26 x 26 x 7 cm
paper, copper wire, LED light
2015
While trying to solve the problem of making a flexible material, that would not conduct electricity, strong enough to stop a projectile, I discovered this fold.
By making a series of folds, in a systematic sequence, the paper evolved into a new form capable of movement, but with additional strength.
The light and wires in the background allude to the electronics to be protected. The origami is free hanging and flexible.
order of operation
26 x 26 x 7 cm
paper, copper wires, LED light
2015
Straight on view with the light off.