Graphic Sculpture: Paper Prints and the ‘Möbius Strip’
The Möbius Strip is a surface with only one side and one edge boundary and exists in 3-D space as a spatial conundrum.
Studio Table Top one
Demonstration of development of double sided print image and structure in continuum. The concept is to develop a 3-D print image with relief image and perforations. Magnetic Paper may be the key to structural closure and support. To develop the concept of the ‘Möbious Strip as Graphic Sculpture’ I have recycled images from my ‘Touching Glasgow’ mural, The Law School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. It is site-specific and based on low-relief sculpture and tiles found in various sites in Glasgow. All the images are circular in form. The table top images show the Trial & Error approach for this new purpose; attempts to secure the form and function of the object and its feasibility as a printed flexible form. All the trials are photocopies and stiffened to create the right degree of structural strength and form.
Studio Table Top two
Trial & Error of various topics and structures including Origami and Paper Weaving, Felt with Buckram, and multi-layered structures.
‘Tamil Band’ & ‘Puzzle Bridge’
Both seen here on a mirror surface that adds to the ambiguity and rhythm of the image and object.
Left: ‘TAMIL BAND’ when seen flat is a complete inter-cut circle
Right: ‘PUZZLE BRIDGE’ is a double-sided print of a semi-3D Arabic tile on a Möbius Strip. The mirror allows a view of the rear to show its ‘double-sided’ nature.
Part Bonded Sheets and Folded Forms
Two Views – ‘T’ Shaped Plan Flat Form & Bi-Fold Planes
Perforated & Folded Coloured Card in 6 colours. It can take on a number of different formats. It can also lay flat for storage.
Left: ‘NAGELE MUSEUM’ 12 part Bangle Form
12 Letters and two words meet to form the object with words in continuous flow
Right: ‘GOLDEN CROWN’ 10 Part Bangle
The Bangle Form: each letter form is within a single square space on a 8″ x 1″ proportion strip. Each strip has multiple folds that bond one strip to the next like a basket weave. The remaining 7 square parts are unseen and bound up in the structure. It has great strength with a solid feel. The new plan is to swap the type for animated images using Lenticular imaging technology.
Print & Cut & Fold & Origami
Above: ‘MONDRIAN’S SLIPPERS’
Double-Sided Print on Card showing 2-D plan with Tab & 3-D image after twisting and fixing. The colours repeat on the inner face. Shape and format create the 3-D aspect.
2 Sheet Cube with Truncated Corner
3 Identical Planes meet on a closed volume
Made from 2 flat sheets of paper with no cutting, simply folded creating an enclosed volume, a truncated cuboid in its form. I am researching thin lenticular materials that will allow a Print – Cut – Fold method of construction. Lenticular ‘Flip’ technique has a simple animation appearance which can change colour, patterns, etc, according to angle of view.
‘WOVEN TEXT BALL’
Nagele Museum, Holland
Maquette for a Printed Synthetic Felt Object
Synthetic Felt has the behavioural characteristics of paper by its thickness and weight. It is easily laminated and bonded with a Heat Press. The strips are flat when printed. I have adapted my Heat Press to take cylindrical materials. I am researching Magnetic Paper as a bonding method. Lenticular images may replace the words, perhaps as this simple model has many possibilities.