Saturday, August 22, 2009
Enlightenment via Modular Origami..
In my world it makes perfect sense that if you see someone at your local coffee house leaning against a gargoyle statue and holding a spiked origami dodecahedron, of course you should approach such an individual and ask them a mass of questions. So I did. While I was only visually drawn to the piece at first, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by Mark Rowe's handi-work and the conversation as well. Only to be blown-away next by his understanding of the Art of Origami and respect of the form he had chosen to represent.
His vast knowledge of the subject on an artistic level, plus his ability to explain it's numerical relation and connection to physics, the medical, metaphysical, even the relative spiritual symbolism of the pentagon itself - (formed by the points on each side of the piece) was all so very intriguing to me. It was also translated quite well, even to a mere lay person of the subject of Mathematics or Geometry such as myself. Admittedly, in my school girl days I was far too busy with Art, Literature, Music and History studies to ever delve into Mathematics beyond their most basic level required for graduation and college prep. To be fair, in four years of high school Math no one made it sound as interesting as Mark did in 15 minutes or so.
Please do check out the amazing work of Math Tutorist and very talented Origamist Mark Rowe on his Youtube channel. To view and purchase his work you can visit to his online etsy shop.
Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend.