Saturday, October 22, 2016

Four Corner Map Fold

I was reviewing my folder of prototypes the other day and came across a structure I created a few months ago and forgot about. I am making some samples for a friend and thought this one would be interesting to share. Instead of just sharing with her I decided to share it with all of you as well.
Below are pictures of the structure being folded as well as the crease pattern for folding it yourself. One piece of advice, fold before making the 8 cuts. It is easier that way.


Diagonal and linear folds completed.

Collapsed model ready to fold in the corners.

Folding the corners to prepare to inside reverse fold them.

Beginning to collapse the model with all the folds present.
(Outside of model)

Inside of model with all the folds properly creased.

One way of displaying the piece.
 I like the way the four inside corners form the star in the center.

Folding the model closed.

Crease pattern for this structure.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Art Tour of Tacoma

I spent the weekend in rainy, windy Tacoma. My son and I went on the Tacoma Studio Tour and met many wonderful artists. We learned some Sumi painting techniques and made ceramic tiles as well. We met potters and painters, printers and marblers. It was a great way to see the city and meet some of its talented residents. Here are some pictures from the weekend.


Flying into Seattle Friday, October 14.

Printed at Springtide Press

Sumi Ink painting taught by Lois Yoshida.

Artwork by Fumiko Kimura.

Hand marbled paper by Karen Perrine

Rainbow over Tacoma.

Wooden bone folder by Henry Haneda.

Rainbow over University of Puget Sound