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Art by Furman alum Gieseking on display

Gieseking image, sizedWorks by 2009 Furman alumna Rebecca Gieseking will be on display Oct. 6-25 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 25. A reception will be held Friday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. featuring a gallery talk with the artist at 7 p.m.

The origami and paper sculpture exhibition, Intersections: The Art and Science of Folded Paper, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman Department of Art.

In her statement, Gieseking says origami represents a synthesis of her two interests: the scientific and logical in harmony with the artistic and creative. “I apply logic and math to engineer new ways of transforming flat paper into three-dimensional forms, continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible. At the same time, I am mindful of the aesthetic qualities of the forms I create and gravitate toward designs where the complex series of folds produces simple, elegant figures,” says Gieseking.

For more information about Gieseking’s work, visit, or contact Furman’s Department of Art at (864) 294-2074.

Last updated October 8, 2014
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