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.

Blue Torus
Blue Torus
10" x 10" x 2.5"
Strips of ribbon

This toroid shape is made from over 2400 strips of ribbon. It was the first non-convex shape I've made. 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.