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Spread Hexagon Tessellation

Spread Hexagon Tessellation

Spread Hexagon Tessellation

Spread Hexagon Tessellation

My first attempt at an origami tessellation! This model was designed by Eric Gjerde. I don’t really understand how the hexagons are supposed to be layered, and the folds could be crisper and the paper less plain, but I think that it turned out well for a first attempt. My favorite view is backlit. I think that I’ll try to post it on a window or something like that to display.

There are so many amazing creations posted to the Origami Tessellation group pool on Flickr, that to compare my work to theirs… so daunting. Everyone starts somewhere though, and I think if I keep trying out different designs, eventually I’ll be able to fold tessellations like that too! I’d love it if I could get a whole collection, then frame them and hang it as art pieces on my walls.

Anyways, I don’t have too much to say about the process this time. The pre-creasing is fairly easy, but time consuming. I thought it was a little difficult to understand the fold that pulls everything together, but I got it after a few other attempts. I think that the hexagons are supposed to appear as if they were lying on top of one another, but I didn’t really understand which way the folds were supposed to lie in order to create that illusion.

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