“The difference between the number of mountain and valley creases in a flat vertex fold is always two.” – Maekawa’s Theorem
Origami was always about making deceptively simple things by complex folds and twists. It resonates with my idea of childhood, by association as a children’s past time, and by representing the simplicity of our view of a very complex world. And yet childhood memories are like porcelain, fragile and pure, so easily shattered.
I wanted to combine these ideas in this piece. I wanted to evoke precious memories of less nuanced world. These memories should be treasured and protected, because they are just so naively beautiful.