Surface to Structure: Folded Forms was an origami exhibition showcasing the work of 88 artists from five continents. The exhibit was held from June 19 – July 3, 2014 at 41 Cooper Square, an art museum run by The Cooper Union in New York City. The exhibit marked the 55th anniversary of the first origami exhibition in the United States.


A few months ago, I was given the incredible opportunity to submit my work to be included in the exhibit. Two of my original designs were ultimately selected for inclusion. Seeing my Flower Tessellation and Star Icosahedron designs displayed alongside the work of some of the most well-respected origami artists in the world was truly incredible.

Flower Tessellation

Star Icosahedron

Here are two of my designs (Flower Tessellation and Star Icosahedron) that were displayed in the Surface to Structure exhibit. Special thanks to Uyen Nguyen for making the exhibit a success. Her hard work certainly paid off. For more details, please check out the official Surface to Structure website. For more exhibit photos, please click HERE.


About the Author

Evan Zodl is an origami artist and instructor. He has been folding paper for over 10 years, and his designs have been featured in exhibitions and publications around the world. His has shared origami with millions of people through his EZ Origami YouTube channel.