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Works In Progress

Works In Progress

Originally uploaded by EricGjerde.

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My first tessellation design, “spread hexagon”, being folded from some larger paper.

Also, modified “negative space” stars, inspired by mosque tilings and my pursuit of pretty things.

Both items to be displayed at the OUSA convention in June, and the Brasilia tessellation expo in July.

Huge thanks to my good friend Jane for the precreased paper for this- without her help I would be in over my head right now!

So, I’ve been doing a lot of folding lately trying to get some halfway decent pieces together for the 2006 OUSA Convention. I decided that I would fold up my first tessellation design, the “spread hexagon” tessellation, just because I’ve always been happy with it as a simple and pleasing pattern. It also doesn’t require backlighting or anything else complex from a viewing perspective, so that’s always a good thing. I suppose I should really be folding a larger version of it, but just folding this one- made out of 1/64th creases- takes quite a while. Any more would really be pushing the limits of my patience.

I’m also folding these works, as we are heading down to Brazil in July at the invitation of my tessellation-folding-friend Jane, who lives in the capital, Brasília. I’m really looking forward to this trip, as we will also be joined by Melisande from Switzerland, and hopefully some local tessellation folders like Jorge Lucero. On July 29-30th we tentatively have an exposition at the Jardim Botanico (Botanical Garden) in Brasília, which should really be a treat. I’ll make sure that there are tons of pictures of this event.

We’re essentially having an international tessellation mini-convention, where we’ll be spending about 10 days together doing a lot of folding, talking and generally having fun! I’ll write up more about all of this in another post, but as things are really starting to come together for this event I felt it was worth mentioning.

Lots of interesting new stuff happening!


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