What I am thinking: form making artist Maria Blaisse
Maria Blaisse is a Dutch visual artist and designer. She authored the book “The Emergence of Form”, in which she discusses her in-depth research into form in various materials and the numerous application possibilities, both autonomous and product-oriented.
Sigrid Adriaenssens: Why and how do you generate curved forms?
Maria Blaisse: discovering the curved lines .. while experimenting with incisions in a rubber inner tube ( for a party of my children) and while putting the forms on my head something amazing happened. Then I realized I touched an energy field. I am still working with it.
I found the potential of the inner and outer curve of a torus. The inner curve generates energy and form, while spiraling centripetal. It was the most powerful thing to discover, the outer curve spiraling centrifugal loses form and energy. In my book the emergence of form you can see this research based on one form and one structure from here one can design any form or structure without any waste.
Variations on rubber inner tube – Copyright of Maria Blaisse
In your book “The emergence of form”, you state “form is ‘frozen’ movement”. Please explain and illustrate that idea?
A form is always part of a movement. I found out while editing film that the stills have the most impact: the form is energized.
Systematic variations in gauze structures based on one form – Copyright of Maria Blaisse
In your design approach, you emphasize beauty (wanting to ‘move’ people) but also material and energy efficiency. Why is that important to you and to society?
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