Goran Konjevod

One uncut square of paper, 8" by 8" by 8", 2009.
Goran Konjevod, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Freelance Artist, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona and Livermore, California
"I fold (mostly flat and mostly paper) surfaces into interesting shapes. To do this, I use sequences of pleats to arrange layers so that they create tension that forces the material towards a curved surface. The simplest of these pieces are more appropriately described as discovered than created, but in others I build on the basic equilibrium shape to bend and curve the pleated surface further. The mathematics show up in many ways, but the two of my favorite are the combinatorics in the arrangement of pleats and the mathematical physics in understanding the forms preferred by the paper when folded."
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