Anne Rudanovski

Department of Sculpture, Tartu Art College
Tartu, Estonia

Sculptor and educator based in Estonia.

The power of sharing art and knowledge are vital components in the creative process.

On the Nature of Things. Collection I.
69 x 69 x 6 cm
Paper folding

Origami-based relief series “The Nature of things” began with a random folding experiment with the paper Elephant Hide. The original idea was to create small vessel-like forms that would resemble the amphorae of the Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. The final outcome became somewhat a spatial thought-reflection of “The Nature of things” by the Ancient Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius. His poem provides an overview about the atomism, a philosophical study by the ancient philosopher Democritus, according to which everything in nature is caused by the combination, separation, transposition, contraction of atoms. The objects similar to the nature forms and in a way expressing the world’s versatility appeared also in the folding process.

On the Nature of Things. Object from Collection II.
23 x 23 x 4 cm
Paper folding

The starting point is one and the same sheet of paper with measures of 23 x 23 cm. As a final result, a number of smaller objects emerged, which I first glued on the paper of the same size that the object itself was made. Later I concentrated the objects by nine to a larger basis. The size of the basis remained related to the objects – this all corresponds to the size of the paper that was necessary for creating all objects (69 x69 cm). A mathematical question about the possible total number of the objects, how definite is the size, the symmetry as the principle of the structure and technical folding techniques, Miura fold and waterbomb base, does not stop finishing the objects of the art project object based on the aesthetic choice.