A friend called my attention to the work of Paul Jackson who does a variety of creative origami – the photos below are from his origami abstracts. He became intrigued with the question: what can you do with just one crease? His work is displeasing to origami purists: he makes abstract forms, he uses pastels and pigments on the paper – in short, he has moved beyond the boundaries of the traditional way of doing origami. He has carried something of the spirit into his work, though.
The self-imposed requirement to work with a single crease seems to present a very limited set of possibilities. His work challenges some of the themes of modern society. Where our culture emphasizes having a multiplicity of choices and freedom to make new ones at all times, Jackson’s work asks what we might learn if we severely limit the range of our choices and explore what is possible within those limits. Something like an anchorite of paper folding.
- Curved-Crease Sculptures: Self-Folding Origami (laughingsquid.com)
- “Lawsuit Between Origami Enthusiasts Unfolds” – What Do You Think Makers? (makezine.com)