Eric Gjerde is a master of origami who devotes much of his energy on origami tessellations. Some of his pieces fold nearly flat, forming layers that add just a hint of depth. These pieces look beautiful when lit from behind, due to the variations in brightness and color. Other ...more
Regular hexagons are so blah, so amp up the tried and true geometric shape (and kindergarten building blocks toy) by adding a whole new dimension! Make your hexagons go 3D wih this tutorial on how to create a hexagon twist. It is a technique that is often used in origami tess ...more
I've seen lots of amazing origami, but seriously, Benjamin Parker can fold. His intricate origami tessellations are incredible. Parker has been folding since the age of six, and has exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and Europe. To view all of his work, visit his flickr stream.
This clip shows the Fujimoto method of folding sheets into equilateral triangles. The result is a sheet of paper that is pre-creased for use as a base in creating tessellations or geometric tiling patterns. There is no audio for this clip, just a closeup of the hands in action.
Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus How to Make a Modular Origami Intersecting Triangles Sculpture)
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought we'd take a look at building a model that has appeared in numerous posts. It's the simplest of the intersecting plane mod ...more
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Since two of these posts were on polyhedral versions of M.C. Escher's tessellations, I thought we'd take a look at building a simple tes ...more