MATTHEW SHLIAN

As I am getting back into painting everyday again after the craziness of my first craft show, I thought it would be good for me to start a body of personal projects that explore in depth some ideas I've had for years now...

Which brings me to the work of Matthew Shlian. His work is a perfect blend of mathematical engineering and the tactile folds of origami. I have been following his work for years now, beginning in college and then again when I read about him in Design Sponge. I love how entrancing the subtle shifts in shapes and sizes are in his work. Plus, it keeps me staring at them for hours! Isn't it so interesting how each pieces suggests a pattern but soon after breaks from its repetitiveness and grid into something else?

Enjoy! and happy Friday!

-Yao

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