Faye Goldman

Origami Artist
Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA

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 work. More recently, I found the Snapology Technique by Heinz Strobl, which allows 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 mathematical shapes. It has provided insights into mathematical concepts and ideas. I wrote, 'Geometric Origami', published by Thunder Bay Press. It is the first book completely dedicated to the Snapology Technique. The bottom line is that I make these wonderful works because they look really cool.

20 x 20 x 7 cm
polypropylene ribbon

There is something about a Torus that fascinates me. I think it is because it has all three forms of curvature. In the center, the curvature is negative, along the walls the curvature is positive and elsewhere it is 0. This Torus, made using the Snapology Technique of Heinz Strobl, has 28 pentagons and 28 degree-seven vertices. All of the other polygons are triangles. The pentagons are found on both of the ‘side walls’. Vertices around the pentagons are of degree five. The degree-seven vertices are in the center of the torus. The vertices of degree six are found where a rolling torus would touch the ground. This model is based on an original design of David Honda.