A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
|Gallery of Modular Sculpture
sculpture is the term I use to describe any abstract
geometric modular design that is neither a
straightforward model of a polyhedron or a kusudama.
Modular sculptures can be simple designs made from just two modules or quite complex designs made from sixty modules or more, but in either case they are necessarily based on, and developed from, an underlying polyhedral structure.
Some modular sculptures will also function as macromodules that can be combined into larger macromodular sculptures.
I conceive of modular sculptures as partnership art, a concept that expresses the partnership that exists in craft origami/paperfolding between the designer, who first conceptualises and defines the design, and the folder, who realises one expression of it at one particular point in time, so that both contribute in equal partnership to the finished work.
A selection of my modular sculptures are pictured below. Further details about these designs, including where the folding and assembly instructions have been published, can be found here.