Jean Newman
standalone 200 reduced floor
floor 200 - 1
folded detail 1- 200
folded detail
folded detail 2 - 200
folded detail 3 - 200
extract 1 abstract
template redone
template redone extract

Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules… which are repeated without end.

Benoit Mandelbrot

Templates for complex paper folding, with mountain and valley folds marked for precision, reflect the repetitive drawings of the asymmetric diamond motif.  This motif, translating marks made 70,000 years ago on a piece of ochre, can now undergo a further translation into a sculptural format.

As with the ‘blackness’ and ‘mineral glint’ drawings, the image changes according to both the lighting and the movements of the viewer, light (and therefore shadow) and the viewer becoming essential elements of the drawing.

The rhythmic folding of paper mirrors the repetitive gestures of drawing - time and perpetuity enfolded.