Jennifer Stark - Senior, Fiber major
the infinite geometric pattern of a paper towel cut off at arbitrary borders
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Materials and Process

  • Construction paper
  • Exacto knife
  1. Folding and cutting.

Artist's Narrative

This pattern is reminiscent of organic forms: insects, stars and plants. There is symmetry- breaking with a few randomly placed star shapes. Using a folding "snowflake" technique I created a symmetrical pattern.

Teacher's Comment

By folding and cutting, Jen has made symmetrical designs; the axes of reflection are created by the folds. Analyzing the symmetries of the designs, can you identify how many folds were made to cut this pattern? You may want to try this with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors. See what happens when you fold the paper once; then see what happens when you fold it twice.

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