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) mac.com (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!
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…)
Lorenzo’s "YAST [Hiraori]"
Lorenzo’s "Roses of David"
Lorenzo’s "Puff Stars Madness"
Mélisande’s "Coussinets (little cushions)"
Mélisande’s "Pile de Coussinets (pile of little cushions)"
Mélisande’s "3d Rhombic Twists"
Mélisande’s "Little Tess- a tribute to friends"
Alex Bateman’s "Swirling Octagons"
Jane’s "Mais uma variação da Spread lado 1"
Mimickr’s "Gretter hexagon tessellation"
Mimickr’s "Flower for Mawelucky"
bentho’s "Spread Hexagon Tessellation"
Jonathan Miller’s "Untitled Tessellation"
Kevin’s "11 Stage Fujimoto Clover"
Andy Wilson’s "220.127.116.11; 18.104.22.168.3.3 with Joel’s variation"
ckn.niwatori’s "tess33a" (puff stars and 3d triangle twists- nice!)
syngola’s "Windmill Pattern"
syngola’s "That’s what happens if I am playing around"
syngola’s "Negative Rhombus Tessellation"
syngola’s "Big Puffstar Variation 01"
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You should have told people my email, Eric.
hahaha “super stong tesselations…” lol
i think i can send you some tesselation stuff…but what do you want?
i have several of the tess that you like at: http://flickr.com/photos/71703036@N00/139464338/
i have a bunch of them along with some really small ones…
if you really want i could possibly send that 11 layer fujimoto clover, just i would kinda want it back eventually…
I can send you (or Jane as I’m going to send her something) all of my works, as I didn’t fold so much things until now, actually only those that you can see on my flickr account! I’ll soon contact Jane directly, I can’t believe my works will be part of an Expo! Thank you Eric for making me the happyest people in the world! 😀
I’m very impressed that you are thinking about my tessellations to expose in Tessellation Expo! I’m willing to send you them for exposing.
If you are looking for European conventions, there is one in Valencia (Spain), from 7 to 10 of september. I don’t know if I will assist (I think, I have exams), but if I do I could expose your pieces if you would like.
Do you know where I can find photos of Ravi Apte’s origami? I used to be able to got to the PCOC site and find origima by him, like the 3 stage tesselation.