RUGA RIBBON

Jiangmei Wu
Suspended folded sculpture.
Liberty Fund Library
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Rowland Design
Coroplast, hardware.
14 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft
Installed 2020

Ruga Ribbons is a 14 ft tall permanent sculpture located in the Liberty Fund Library of Indianapolis. The sculpture is inspired by the Latin word "Ruga," which translates to the making of creases, wrinkles, pleats, and folds. The digitally designed sculpture is made of flat sheets of corrugated plastic assembled in such a way to resemble precisely creased fabric ribbons. Jiangmei Wu's studio Folded Light Art combines computational technology and parametric calculations with traditional paper folding arts such as Origami.

IA Scope:
Design Development
Digital Fabrication
Laser-Cutting
Assembly
Installation