Faye E Goldman

Ardmore, PA 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 H. 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.
Grey and Gold Bowl
Grey and Gold Bowl
7 x 16 x 16 cm
polypropylene ribbon
I love making geometric models. There are only 6 pentagons throughout the model. Although much of the model is flat I needed to figure where to put the hinges in backwards to try to modify the intrinsic curvature of the technique. This is the first 'useful' thing I've made using the Snapology Technique.