Elizabeth Curran Boody
Sue Huggins Leopard
Claire Van Vliet
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
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.