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Many, Many new works, and some news

It’s official- I give up on trying to keep up to date on what’s new in the Origami Tessellations Photo Group on Flickr. There has been so much new material posted in the last few weeks that I can’t even look at it all, much less keep tabs on it to make some cohesive posts! You guys have been very busy, which is wonderful.

We’ve had a number of new people join lately, and add a whole bunch of new and interesting work- warm welcomes to syngola, Lorenzo, mimickr, bentho, ckn.niwatori, and Jonathan Miller (by way of Brian Webb). If I missed you here I’m sorry, let me know and I’ll update my list here. Also good to see some posts from Andy Wilson, Kevin (and his super strong tessellations- check out how much weight his tessellations held up!) and Alex Bateman, who ventured out into "pre-creased gridland" to give it a try. His latest version of Tess is looking really sweet, which reminds me that I need to get to work and compile it properly for him (sorry, Alex!)

 As we come down to the last few weeks before the OUSA convention, several of us are in "crunch time" trying to get some good exhibition models completed. I’ll be going to the convention- my first time- as well as Joel Cooper (who is an honored guest as the recipient of the Florence Temko Award!) and folks like Philip (Oschene) who is an old pro at this event. I’m looking forward to meeting a bunch of great people.

Beyond the convention, there’s an even bigger event looming- the Tessellation Expo in Brasilia at the end of July! This international event will bring together several tessellation folders in person for an exhibition of their work at the Botanical Gardens in Brasilia, Brazil. My lovely wife and I are both going, and we’re really looking forward to this trip.

 Now here’s the deal: we’re looking for some submissions for this event from other tessellation folders out there, who would like to have their work on display at this event. A lot of the details on the final space available are being worked out, but we should have plenty of room to show off some of your work. If you are interested in submitting a piece, please contact me via email at origomi (at) (remove the (at) and replace with @- you know the drill.)

I’m looking for European and North American folders to send works to me, which I will carry down to Brazil personally. South American folders can contact me and I will put you in touch with Jane in Brazil as a mailing destination. We can work out some details on returning your piece, if you desire- I’m also happy to consider some tessellation exchanges, as I have a large wall of tessellations at home from around the world that I’m always looking to expand.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please get in touch! We don’t have a lot of time to work with here, so I’d like to get your works here safely and packaged up properly for the trip down to Brazil!


Moroccan Purse, Obverse

 Oschene’s "Moroccan Purse" (not really a tessellation, but amazingly cool- as are all of Philip’s creations, so he gets included whether he wants to be or not…)

 Yet Another Star Tess [Hiraori]

 Lorenzo’s "YAST [Hiraori]"

 Roses of David

Lorenzo’s "Roses of David"

 Puff Stars Madness [front]

Lorenzo’s "Puff Stars Madness"


Mélisande’s "Coussinets (little cushions)"

 Pile de coussinets

Mélisande’s "Pile de Coussinets (pile of little cushions)"

 3D rhombic twists

Mélisande’s "3d Rhombic Twists"

 Little tess - a tribute to friends

Mélisande’s "Little Tess- a tribute to friends"

 Front of swirling octagons

Alex Bateman’s "Swirling Octagons"

 Mais uma variação da Spread lado 1

Jane’s "Mais uma variação da Spread lado 1"

 Gretter hexa tess backlit

Mimickr’s "Gretter hexagon tessellation"

 flower for Mawelucky, backlit

 Mimickr’s "Flower for Mawelucky"

 Spread Hex Tess

bentho’s "Spread Hexagon Tessellation"

 Designed and folded by Jonathan Miller - San Francisco CA June 2006 BARF meeting item 08 top view

Jonathan Miller’s "Untitled Tessellation"

 Fujimoto 11 Layered 2

Kevin’s "11 Stage Fujimoto Clover"; with Joel's variation

Andy Wilson’s "; with Joel’s variation"


ckn.niwatori’s "tess30b"


ckn.niwatori’s "tess33a" (puff stars and 3d triangle twists- nice!)


ckn.niwatori’s "tess17"


ckn.niwatori’s "tess19a"

 Windmill Pattern

syngola’s "Windmill Pattern"

 thats what happens if i am playing around

syngola’s "That’s what happens if I am playing around"

 negative rhombus tesselation

syngola’s "Negative Rhombus Tessellation"

 big puffstar variation 01

syngola’s "Big Puffstar Variation 01"

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