Simply folding paper can lead to amazing creations—from paper cranes that fit in the palm of your hand to room-sized sculptures. Origami is an ancient art form, but origami artists are also applying geometry with each fold.
“Origami is a combination of art, science, and mathematics,” says Paul Jackson. “Math underpins everything.” Jackson is one of nine artists from around the world whose creations are on display in a traveling art exhibit called “Above the Fold.” For the exhibit, each artist used his or her personal technique to create original origami pieces. Jackson, for example, folded large photographs of his hands to create collages. He wants viewers to think about the role hands play in creating origami.