You know we love all things paper here at Miro. You might remember this article about our partnership with Mohawk, the leader of the design industry in premium paper products. We simply couldn't be more passionate about the beauty and value of high quality paper. So obviously when we saw the work of "paper engineer" Matt Shilan, we knew we needed to feature his work for this week's #Miro Monday.
The breathtaking work speaks for itself, but we love this quote from Matt:
"Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds, which ultimately manifest in drawings and three dimensional forms... in my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor. I begin with a system of foldaing and at a particular moment the material takes over. Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I come to understanding through curiosity."
Much of Matt's work is based on the exploration of visualizing cellular division and solar cell development–he collaborates closely with scientists at the University of Michigan. "Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principals; I see their inquiry as basis for artistic inspiration," he says.