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The machine holds the paper at the correct angle and
the correct support to fold in a certain direction when
a blast from an explosive charge that's precisely
fold the paper around the machine supplied fulcrum
destroying the paper, say 10 yards away depending
the size of the charge. It goes without saying that larger
charges are preferred because bigger
explosions are better.
So the first blast creates the first fold, the machine re-
positions for the second fold, next charge goes off
repeating the process until
piece is finished.
When you're done, you have a delicate paper swan that
... is an artist who already uses blast-formed sheet metal in his sculpture. I don't know whether he's tried a swan yet. [pertinax, Jul 24 2019]
What // re-loadable, very slow , laser scored, paper sculpture that gently folds under it's own weight about a calculated focus // reminded me of: a technique for making 3D objects out of sheet plastic with a laser cutter, heating the plastic with the laser out of focus so it folds under its own weight [notexactly, Jul 28 2019]
||Strength of paper limits size of explosive charge. Suggest using thick steel plate instead of paper.
||For more advanced methods, multiple explosions for
multiplexed folds (where you normally need 3 hands to fold
several pre-arranged folds at once...).
||I think this only becomes really impressive when you use
nuclear warheads and tectonic plates.
||//[+] But I'd imagined the scale a little larger -
something 100's of metres big with jato rockets moving
the folding arm. Thus leaving the landscape covered in
100m swans and rhinos.//
|| //I think this only becomes really impressive when
you use nuclear warheads and tectonic plates.//
||Nuclear weapon art. It might be like Van Gogh, under
appreciated by critics at the time but accepted as genius
by later generations.
||... of giant mutated cockroaches, the only creatures that survive the fallout.
||Could go the other way, and have a re-loadable, very slow , laser scored, paper sculpture that gently folds under it's own weight about a calculated focus held by a marionette rod.
||His approach is basically to set off depth charges in a water
||This could be televised on cable at least. It could
be paper view.