These folded paper sculptures are inspired by Beethoven's Grosse Fuge Op. 133 in Bb major, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. We printed Beethoven's hand-written sheet music onto the paper, highlighting Beethoven's creative process. Listening to the music while folding along concentric circles had a dramatic effect on the folded form.
“Grosse Fugal Form” is part of the permanent collection of Beethoven-Haus Bonn, on occasion of Beethoven's 250th birthday. We thank Luisa Guembes-Buchanan for initiating and advising this project.
 “Grosse Fugal Form” (2021), Mi-Teintes paper, 12" × 12" × 17" high:
 “Fugal Form” (2021), Mi-Teintes paper, 8" × 13" × 12" high:
We used six pages (three 2-page spreads) from Beethoven's Grosse Fuge Op. 133 in Bb major to create three different unfolded sheets of paper: