The work of Los Angeles-based artist Jeff Morrical incorporates single sheet sculptures shaped by folds and gravity. With a background in architecture, finding form, structure and pattern in everyday materials has always been a driving force in his work. He uses drafting software to design 2-dimensional patterns and graphics on large custom sheets of paper that correspond with the 3-dimensional forms created through the folding process. This synthesis of patterns and folds results in light and whimsical paper forms that take on a life of their own.
After years of focusing on folded paper as a medium, the installation at Makerville demonstrates the artist’s new material exploration of polycarbonate lighting gels. Used in theater and film lighting, these gels provide an array of transparent colors in foldable sheet material which provide new and exciting opportunities to interact with the surrounding light.