Robert J Lang has been an avid student of origami for over forty years and is now recognised as one of the world’s leading masters of the art.
A former physicist, engineer, and R&D manager with NASA, Lang now uses complex math to design incredible paper sculptures out of single sheets of paper.
Lang is one of the pioneers of the cross-disciplinary marriage of origami with mathematics. The art of Origami has cross disciplineary purposes, Lang has consulted on applications of origami to engineering problems ranging from air-bag design to expandable space telescopes.
These works of art are replicable by anyone with a sheet of paper, patience and dedication, the true art is the calculations and imagination needed to make these incredible sculptures possible from a single sheet of squared paper.
Maths isn't what most people would consider an art but when used correctly can create incredible things. The fold guides in the images above show the thought and process taken to create a recognisable shape / form.
The unexpected byproduct of Lang's experimentation can help develop new technologies.