Origami Shelter by Hannah Imlach (birch plywood, ripstop nylon and cotton webbing, 2011) investigates subtle changes in natural light. The sculpture is a portable, foldable space, large enough to fit two adults lying comfortably inside. It is made from identical triangular panels and uses fabric hinges in place of folds.
When pitched in the expansive landscape of Rannoch Moor in Scotland, the Origami Shelter’s multiple facets let light pass into the interior creating the feeling of being inside a light prism; the translucent material of each face becoming a subtly different tone with the quality of light.
Origami Shelter and the photograph Origami Shelter at Rannoch Moorwere exhibited as part of the 2011 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Degree Show, Futureproof 2011 at Street Level