Libbie Sydnor

Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Virginia, USA

I have always enjoyed art and folding origami, and am fascinated with the different ways two seemingly separate fields, math and art, can be entangled. I am always in pursuit of new tools and skills and and searching for creative ways to combine mediums.

Siege of Cranes
Siege of Cranes
silver gelatin photo paper

The paper crane is a classic in the world of origami. After making photograms in a darkroom photography class and learning how light can be transmitted through photo paper, I decided to try exposing paper to light after I had folded it into different shapes, before unfolding to develop it. For this work I folded multiple cranes and exposed them to light from different angles.