Folded Art: Origami Animals by Robert Salazar

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On View November 10, 2018 – March 25, 2019

Second Floor, Valley Oak Gallery

The Wildling Museum in Solvang presents Folded Art: Origami Animals by Robert Salazar. His art shows how harmony can transform something as simple as a sheet of paper into endless possibilities. The exhibit features a collection of origami animals found in Santa Barbara County such as the Steelhead Trout, California Condor, Tarantula, and a few prehistoric species as well. This exhibit is on view from November 10, 2018, to March 25, 2019, on the second floor, in the Valley Oak Gallery. A selection on marine-based Origami Animals by Robert Salazar is also on display the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

About the Artist

A deployable structures contractor at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Robert Salazar is also an origami artist. He is Chief Executive and Technical Officer at Orisun where he develops origami, inflatable, and tensegrity inspired art and technology toward space exploration and environmental sustainability. Robert has been designing and folding origami for 18 years, and his works range in size from a few millimeters to many meters across and can comprise thousands of folds. At JPL, Robert designed the origami crease pattern for the Starshade’s Optical Shield and the large origami deployable solar reflectors for the Transformers for Lunar Extreme Environments project. This mission is a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Study whose focus is to provide a near continuous supply of power inside the Shackleton Crater for powering a potential lunar base. Click here for more information about Robert Salazar.