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Tessellations by Danilo from Chile

Danilo from Origami Chile sent me these wonderful photos. Apparently they set up an exhibition in the main library in Santiago, Chile last friday (3/31). It sounds like this piece started out as a .7m x 3m sheet of Kraft paper, and ended up as a 45cm x 1.45m final work- that’s really big!

Danilo did a wonderful job of folding this- he credited me on the name plate for it, but I know for a fact that Fujimoto (and many, many others) have folded it before I did. It’s a natural folding pattern for a tessellation of diamond shapes based on equilateral triangles.

This highlights the importance of sharing ideas and images, though- I don’t know if Danilo has ever seen those other works, and I know that I didn’t see any of them until recently. So it’s important to share knowledge, everyone!

Thanks again Danilo for sending these photos- it’s a wonderful job you did folding this, and I’m very happy to see tessellations in a public display!


  1. Kevin says

    wow that is like WOAH long….
    i was wondering do you own the 3 CDs of Chris Palmer?

  2. Administrator says

    No, I don’t own anything of Chris Palmer’s.

    Someone was selling something of his on the Origami-L mailing list the other day, but it was expensive- $80 USD, I believe. That’s more than a little rich for my tastes, especially without knowing what was on it.

    I’d love to have a person-to-person conversation with Chris Palmer; maybe it will happen someday. I have to imagine that he’s light-years beyond where I will ever go with my paperfolding; it would be great to see what his current projects are like, and how he’s kept himself interested and active doing this for 15 years.

    I really do wish he wasn’t so reclusive and restrictive; I haven’t seen much of his work, other than the random photos I find in online galleries from old origami expositions.

  3. rogelio cerda says

    hello very good your blog please look my blog

  4. Administrator says

    hey, that’s some nice folding, Rogelio. I’ll add you as a link!

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