Jeff Morrical

Sculpture

Jeff Morrical's work incorporates single sheet sculptures shaped by folds and gravity. With a background in architecture, finding form, structure and pattern in everyday materials has always provided inspiration to the artist. The Folded Ocean is a gathering of creatures and sculptures developed through the repeated use of the Miura fold. The Miura pattern was invented by Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura as a method of folding large 2D satellites into shuttles for transport into space. When repeated over a single sheet, the folded pattern creates varied structural properties in the resulting form -- shallower angles allow sag while steeper angles provide structural rigidity. By experimenting with this interplay of angles and shadows a variety of creatures finds form in suspended space.