Faye E. Goldman

Origami Artist and Teacher
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
I have been doing origami since elementary school. I was drawn to modular origami by its structure and mathematical properties. This is the medium in which I generally work. Even more recently I found the Snapology technique by H. Strobl, which allows great creativity with very few rules using only strips of material. I like to use beautiful ribbon which seems to add another dimension to my work. Snapology has allowed me to dig deeply into the regularity of mathematical shapes finding insight. It has provided insights into mathematical concepts and ideas. In short, I make these wonderful works because they look really cool.
Seven Sided Seven Color Torus
3" by 11"
Strips of polypropylene ribbon
This toroid shape is made from over 3200 strips of ribbon.
I love the fact that there needs to be as many heptagons making the negative curvature in the center as there are pentagons around the outside. It is the fourth torus I've made and the most interesting. When I decided to create a seven sided torus, it was obvious that it needed to have seven colors to show the seven color map problem on a torus.