Tessellations and Processes: Paper Works by Matthew Shlian

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Tessellations and Processes: Paper Works by Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian is a paper engineer who works at the intersection of art and engineering. He collaborates with scientists—creating nano-origami, mocks up packaging for billion-dollar blue-chips, and creates these structured and fragile works of paper art...

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Matthew collaborates with Ghostly International to create artworks made available to the public. Thus far he has created The Process Series, "a collection rooted in basic geometry and inspired by electronic music," and The Tessellation Series, which "evokes the joy of improvisation," not something normally associated with engineering and science.

Design, matthewshlian, paper
Design, matthewshlian, paper
Design, matthewshlian, paper
Design, matthewshlian, paper
Design, matthewshlian, paper
Design, matthewshlian, paper
Design, matthewshlian, paper
Design, matthewshlian, paper

He writes: "In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor. I begin with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over. Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I come to understanding through curiosity."

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Modular Forms in Paper by Richard Sweeney
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Breathtaking Papercut Sculptures from Noriko Ambe

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Hi, I'm Ward Andrews. I started Design.org in 2009, you can read about why here. Thanks for participating in the Design.org Community. I also run an interactive agency called Drawbackwards. I love basketball, electronic music and creating experiences that improve daily life. You can follow me on Twitter @wardandrews.

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