Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Graham Patten
Somerville, Massachusetts

Graham Patten Graham Patten

Kazuo Haga, Origamics: Mathematical Explorations through Paper Folding

This binding is a manifestation of its content, exhibiting a radiating variation on an origami fold used in many engineering applications, the Miura fold. The binding is caught in the process of unfolding and appears to expand outwards from the lower corner, just as giant solar arrays for space satellites bloom outward from their compact launch configuration. The leaves of the volume are folded identically and sewn over three raised cords, and the covers are pieced together from individually cut millboard facets. The binding is covered in goatskin with inlaid titling, and Japanese paper endsheets allude to origami tradition.

Goatskin, cotton thread endbands, Japanese paper pastedowns and flyleaves. 9 x 6 x 3 inches. 22.8 x 15.3 x 7.5 centimeters. Created 2018.

GRAHAM PATTEN is currently an assistant book conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center. His artistic pursuits often focus on dynamic sculptural and mechanical elements, and he enjoys merging these features with innovative book structures. He completed the master's program in art conservation at Buffalo State College in 2014.