Pleating Paraboloids

Feb 23 Sat
3:00pm - 6:00pm @ The IFF
Hyperbolic Parabaloid

Hyperbolic parabaloid by David Orozco.

Paper is naturally a Euclidean medium, but with the right folding techniques it can be made to curve into the elegant arch of a hyperbolic parabola. Join us for an afternoon of hyperbolic pleating and take home your own Issey Mayakian sculpture. Workshop will be conducted by Los Angeles artist David Orozco. A $10 donation at the door is encouraged. Materials will be supplied.

David Orozco is a Los Angeles artist who has had a lifelong love affair with algorithmic construction techniques. An innovative paper folder, Orozco has invented several new techniques for folding business cards and his work is a feature of the IFF’s making space exhibition. As a child, Orozco was taught to crochet by his grandmother and his interest in the intersection of handicraft and mathematics has led him to design a series of beautiful pieces for the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef. An exhibition of Orozco’s paper-folded and crochet-sculptured birds is currently on show at the Audubon Center, at Debs Park in Los Angeles. Orozco is one of the founders of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, a collective of guerrilla handi-crafters who are organizing an intervention to cover the facade of the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, with a collage of giant grannie squares.

Hyperbar Building-Warsaw

Hyperbolic roof on the Warszawa-Ochota train station in Poland.