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Octagonal Stellation, step 2

Octagonal Stellation, step 2

Originally uploaded by EricGjerde.

Taking my folding the next step towards full stellation tessellations, in the islamic art tradition.

I’ve been doing a lot of studying of islamic art, particularly the geometry used in tiling and calligraphic design. There’s a lot to learn and absorb, but it’s really opening some new doors for me mentally as well as challenging my folding ability.

This fold is the first version where I’m reasonably happy with the enclosing folds around the stellation; ideally in a larger design they would continue onwards and link with other “blocks” that are similar to this same star motif, but that’s a project for another day (and a MUCH larger sheet of paper than this 15cm sheet!)

some of the folds here are far from perfect- I learned (in retrospect, of course) that some of the layout needs to be done beforehand rather than during the folding process itself.

here’s the reverse:

Octagonal Stellation, step 2 (reverse)

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