Aztec Twist, tessellated, reverse, backlit Originally uploaded by Origomi. the reverse of this fold. did I mention I’m really happy with how this turned out? I took a zillion photos but none of them really make it look right. looking forward to building a lightbox and everything so I can capture these things properly!
Angry Sun God! (Aztec Twist, tessellated, backlit) Originally uploaded by Origomi. One of the most complicated things I have ever folded. I promised myself several months ago I would sit down and fold this (after completing the first step, which I diagrammed as a Simple Aztec Twist). Folding instructions for the first step are available online at my website (www.origamitessellations.com). I used orange kami for this, mostly because it was the right size and it was available when I started folding. If I ever fold another one of these, I will use something with more translucence and definitely more structural strength. Every tip of the paper in this fold is frayed due to the many, many times it was folded and unfolded. I hope you enjoy this model, as I certainly was pleased with how it turned out. I hope to capture some better photos once I build a lightbox, but for now I think this will work. This origami model also shows the directions I’ve been taking lately, moving towards more layered and complex …
Hexagonal Flower Twist, backlit Originally uploaded by Origomi. Working on a strange, 3d hexagonal twist thing. it’s really an interesting fold, in how it all lines up even though it’s not a flat-fold object. plus, I think it looks pretty, which never hurts! -Eric
offset star, backlit Originally uploaded by Origomi. dragged out an old idea and fiddled some more. looking for some new directions to take what I would laughingly call my “traditional” works.
Melisande created some amazing new tessellations! Although I’m still very partial to Owesen’s stars, which she has here folded beautifully and backlit. here are some more of her great works: