Paper Sculpture: Fluid Forms

Richard Sweeney

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Pliable, ephemeral, and easily manipulated with simple tools, paper is a medium with which the artist can form three-dimensional shapes quickly through precise folding and cutting. With precise information on the whys behind 3-D paper sculpting and its methods, plus hundreds of stunning photos of his works, acclaimed artist and designer Richard Sweeney shows how the basic principles of form-making in paper can be useful for artists, architects, and fashion designers. Follow Sweeney’s engaging step-by-step analysis of the techniques he uses in the creation of his internationally exhibited work. Sweeney leads you through the three stages of his process, from the initial conceptual stage (whether drawing on natural or architectural forms for inspiration), to the basic shapes, and finally to the folding techniques. Simple, clear instructions and diagrams teach the building blocks: curved folding (symmetrical curves, circular folding), curved pleating (parallel pleat, reflection pleat, S curve, radiating pleat, crescent pleat), wet folding, faceted pleating (twist, herringbone), and modular forms (curved module, shell module, pleat module).

Size: 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" | 400 color & b/w images | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362149

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Richard Sweeney creates art through the physical manipulation of material. He studied three-dimensional design at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work is exhibited widely, and he lectures at universities internationally. He teaches workshops on paper folding and construction techniques. www.richardsweeney.co.uk