Ruga Ribbons

Submitted by Jiangmei Wu

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Client: Liberty Fund

Location: Indianapolis, IN, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Artist

Jiangmei Wu

Folded Light Art + Design

Industry Resource

Ignition Arts

Architect

Eric Rowland

Rowland Design

Overview

Ruga Ribbons is a 14 feet tall permanent sculpture commissioned by Rowland Design for Liberty Fund library that is located in Indianapolis. Suspended in the void of the main stairwell, Ruga Ribbons creates an ever-changing visual experience for people who come to interact with it as they move up and down the staircase.

Goals

“Ruga” is the Latin word for making wrinkles, creases, and folds. Inspired by the use of winkling and folding in the material as a primary genesis of artistic forms, Ruga Ribbons is a digitally-precise form created from flat sheets of corrugated plastic material that mimics fabric-like ribbons.