Glass Origami

One of the most fascinating things about origami corrugations is that they become elastic and fluid. I am interested in capturing that moment of fluidity within a rigid glass form.  The origami models were folded out of wet paper, invested in plaster refractory, and then cast in glass. This project was based on the astrophysicist Koyro Miura’s folding techniques. Miura’s folds use a repeating set of creases to create a variety of faceted shapes, which can then be combined infinitely to create three dimensional tessellated patterns.  These techniques have been used to fold everything from maps, to de-ployable solar panels, and  are also evident in nature, in the way that leaves are packed into buds.