This exercise calls for developing texture based around rotational accordion pleats (akin to fan shapes).

i) Working with A4 paper

My first samples for this exercise were with A4 printer paper as previously in Exercise 1.

Thoughts and conclusions

The light and shade created by these folds is fascinating. The shapes remind me of the underside of mushrooms and fungi. Thinking about one of the artists I have been researching, Anneke Copier, I would like to explore whether I could create felt pieces with ridges to reflect the fluted undersides of fungi.

Felt For Architecture

i) Working with other materials – Gift wrap

Some lightweight, patterned gift wrap,

Thoughts and conclusions

It would be interesting to try this with other materials and also to create spines along the folds, similar to parasols/umbrellas. I have collected a number of inspirational images here, .