Modular Design: Origami Tree

3D Design,   Origami Tree,   Modular Design,   Tyvek Paper



The modular design is open to future evolution through the geometric shape of a pyramid. Origami has the ability to self sustain its modular structure without the use of an adhesive through the use of repetition. Also, the modular structures have the ability to manufacture a large quantity of the same shape with consistency. The use of tapering in the branches by overlaying one pyramid over another creates a larger presence as a whole to aid in making the sculpture work. The ritual of building did not create an aesthetic appeal until the piece came together as a whole. An individual piece holds no meaning without being part of the whole structure. To add internal support, we used cardboard tubes, PVC pipes, clay, wire, and a metal base. All these together were engineered to help create a solid working support for the origami to rest upon. The use of pyramids created a system of energy through the use of pattern.

By building this sculpture, we learned there was a harmony between the thought of a singular pyramid and a single person; they do not work as one. Using teamwork and all the pieces we were able to create the sculpture in its entirety, but if we were alone we would be like a single piece. No true purpose in the sculpture of life, not until we actually become part of the whole.


About JamesWrobel

I'm a junior at Alfred State College majoring in Digital Media and Animation. I specialize in digital art and photography rather than drawing and painting. It's a work in progress and I'm working hard to achieve my dreams.
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