Jeff Morrical

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, color, shadow, and printed pattern, a variety of creatures find form in suspended space.