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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!

5 Comments

  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.

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  4. Administrator says

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

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