Folded Art: Origami Animals by Robert Salazar at Wildling Museum

Posted on Nov 10 by SEASONS Magazine

Columbian Mammoth by Robert Salazar.

Columbian Mammoth by Robert Salazar.

The Wildling Museum presents Folded Art: Origami Animals by Robert Salazar. The exhibit features a collection of origami animals found in Santa Barbara County such as the Yellow-Billed Magpie, Steelhead Trout, California Condor and Tarantula. This exhibit is on view from November 10, 2018 to March 25, 2019 on the second floor, Valley Oak Gallery.

Black Bear by Robert Salazar.

Black Bear by Robert Salazar.

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. Salazar 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, he 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.

Desert Tarantula by Robert Salazar.

Desert Tarantula by Robert Salazar.

The opening reception will be on November 10 from 3-5 p.m. at the Wildling Museum (1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang). Please RSVP to mitra@wildlingmuseum.org or call 805/686-8315. A selection on marine-based Origami Animals by Robert Salazar also will be on display the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara).

The Wildling Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays). For more information, and to volunteer and/or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution, please visit www.wildlingmuseum.org.

 

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