"studying the limits and potentials of materials"

"exploring spacial relationships and ordering systems"

"think about the inherent qualities of the material you are given to work with and ho you might employ them in order to achieve your goal"

^ are what I highlighted as especially important/ want to keep looking back at through out all the steps of this project

**Works by Richard Sweeney**

-from his Surface Modulation set

-these pieces are done on canvas...not on paper but the way he set up the surface of the material with a grid system has me thinking of ways to make the paper for my models more organized, and the folds/surface manipulations more purposeful and ordered

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**From the Motion Forms Set**

-here Sweeney uses watercolor paper in his study of motion

-his purposeful folding and also the way he was able to make a continuous set of folds folds into smooth curves can be relevant to all three project one models since the gradient of the folds and curves can direct the motion and speed of the marble

Link to the artists website, includes more of his works

http://www.richardsweeney.co.uk/menu.html

This is really beautiful work you found. I certainly think it is possible to treat the paper as a manipulated surface that varies very slightly. Using points of reference, such as a grid, in order to communicate the subtle degree of modulation is a method you could use in your own proposals. Can the paper deflect in such a way that allows both for curvature and pleating as in some of the work above? I think it is great that you are looking at such methodical approaches for inspiration. Make sure you spend plenty of time playing with the paper itself and trying out your ideas in sketch models as well.

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