The objective of this project is to create an abstract form out of paper and to engage in a design process where there is no preconceived solution, but the process of experimenting with paper reveals ideas that are further explored and expanded upon. What does paper like to do is an umbrella idea as we search for ways to manipulate, shape and join paper. As a point of departure, free hanging, free standing, and wearable paper forms are constructed and presented for final project consideration.
The finished piece is made of a single folded paper module that is cut and repeated to make a larger assembled object. Initially the process involves folding, cutting and crumpling a variety of papers. Alternative manipulations allow for the exploration of actions like tearing or burning. In addition, paper weights, and textures are explored to understand the properties of paper. A trip to area neighborhoods with a camera further underscores how we live in a modular world.