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Double triangle twist, shadowfold view (by Andy Wilson)

We were all very pleased to see some tessellations from Andy Wilson posted on flickr, and added to the Origami Tessellations photo pool!

Andy has been folding tessellations for quite a while, and has some really amazing work out there. He was the person who really inspired me to start folding tessellations, as his work was really some of the only photos available online to study and learn from. So he’s been quite an inspiration for my work, and I’m really pleased to see some new items from him- and have him join our little virtual tessellation group!

He’s only got 2 photos on flickr right now, but if you have an account make sure to add him as a friend so you see his work pop up in the future! Flickr is free to use, and only costs money if you want to have more or less “unlimited” photo uploading abilities- I think it’s quite worth it, but you can post a lot of photos without paying a thing. I highly recommend it as a fun and interactive way of sharing your origami work with the world at large!

Looking forward to more fascinating tessellations from you, Andy!


  1. LostSailor says

    Andy’s work is amazing. After being inspired by his images on the net I ordered some glassine… How he folds such complicated work with glassine I’ll never know. The stuff makes me crazy.

    Between Andy Wilson, Alex Bateman, Chris Palmer, and other online info I reverse-engineered a basic understanding of origami tesselations. Now I see another wave of folders with Eric doing a great job tying it together – awesome. Eric’s designs added to the pool of online info, and the Flikr pool is an awesome resource. I really respect everyone’s “open source” collaborative aproach.

    And then Joel Cooper surfaces on Flickr. Without diminishing anyone else I must say that Joel re-defined what was possible as far as I’m concerned!

  2. Administrator says

    I’ll be the first to agree, Joel’s folding ability is above and beyond anywhere that I think I’m capable of going with paperfolding. He’s got an innate ability that really is something else altogether. It’s been a blast seeing him share his work, and getting to know him in the last few months.

    I’m a huge open source junkie in my day job, and in other aspects of my life, so extending that same mentality to origami wasn’t much of a stretch- it seems natural, to me. I’ve been happy to find other people who feel the same way about it.

    I need to push myself to start publishing a bunch of the diagrams that I have sitting here on my computer, but life’s been a little hectic lately so I haven’t gotten around to it. Time to fix that, I think!

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