28 June 2010
1. Pinwheel Tessellation by Eric Gjerde 2. Square Limpets by Polly Verity
3. Star Puff Tessellation by Pierre Andre 4. Seven Puff Stars by Gila Oren
5. Hex Star by Eric Gjerde 6. L-Triomino Tile by Polly Verity
Origami tessellations are amazingly beautiful don't you think? I love the repetition of patterns, the unexpected shapes and the interplay of light and dark.
If you like this sort of stuff you should have a look at Eric Gjerde's website which has much information and many resources. He is also the author of this book which is full of breathtaking (and challenging) tessellations - definitely one for the experienced paper folder. I would be hopelessly inept if I attempted anything in there, but the 9 year old step-son Joe has been working on his first piece this afternoon and it's coming along nicely!
Polly Verity's website is also worth looking at - her portfolio of paper folding work is beautiful.