Ilan Garibi makes origami folding while exploring the different use of materials other than the traditional paper.
His exploration includes using his origami method with materials such as metal, ceramics, and fabric. His recent works are installations of many pieces to portray in large-scale geometric explorations. The pallet of metals was enlarged and includes stainless steel, iron, brass, and aluminum.
His method is Think, Plan, Cut, Fold, and Polish!
Garibi work in the tessellation technique - a flat surface is folding into a repetitive pattern. After the first steps of production, each flat piece is Hand folded. The material Garibi uses is stainless steel with a mirror finish.
“After more than 30 years of diagram-folding, a spark of creativity was aflame in me. I have started to design new models, patterns, objects, and sculptures all within the restrictions of the pure origami rules - no glue, no cuts, just folds, and creases”.