March 22, 2011

Between the Folds

I fundamentally believe we are all designers. Yes, each and every one of us. We create daily, no matter our profession of choice. There is a very real connection between art and science, and design is the critical link.  Solutions are designed for everyday challenges, whether working as a research scientist, musician, sculptor, or caregiver. Our solutions may be as varied as the content dictates, yet are equally dependent upon utilizing our capability to create. Between The Folds is a film about Origami which deals beautifully with this very issue. While watching the movie I realized Origami as a medium is perfect for making the inherent connection between The Science Of Art and the Art Of Science. An architecture of paper, it is expressive and complex, requiring a discipline of science, and an expression of the arts. Additionally, the art of Origami is being used to design solutions in the sciences, such as modeling the complex makeup of DNA, and related drug therapy development.  The diversity of projects in the movie reinforces the power we all posses to make something out of nothing, literally and figuratively. It reminds me to look not only at the beauty presented on the surface, and trust me, these creations are gorgeous, but as with all things to also look inward to the depth and meaning within.

Green Fuse Films writes, "Filmmaker Vanessa Gould takes you on a provocative odyssey into the mesmerizing world of modern origami, where artists and scientists use the ancient art form to craft works of delicate beauty and to model cutting edge mathematical theories. Pushing the envelope of origami to include caricatured portraits and elaborate abstract designs, these experts examine how paper folding can reveal the profound connection between art, science and philosophy."
I highly recommend Between the Folds. To learn more about the film, check out the official trailer for a sneak peek.

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