Monday, December 23, 2013

Negative Space Stars Tessellation

This is designed by Eric Gjerde, and the instructions can be found in his book “Origami Tessellations”.
This tessellation is unusual compared to the others, since it does not have any twists or pleat intersections (other than the 60-degree pleat intersections forming the hexagons, but you can still eliminate them to create an appropriate tessellation).
It’s called “Negative Space Stars” since you have to hold it against the light to see the stars that cannot be seen when it is not back-lit.
What can be irritating about making this model is that you have to make a LOT of offset creases. But, in order to make a “not-junk” masterpiece, you have to fold the offset creases properly. This is the type of tessellation not appropriate for lazy bastards out there.
This has also become one of my favorite tessellations.
In the book, this is labelled as “advanced”. Well, because of the creases and the techniques, I have to agree this is a bit difficult.
I love how the tessellation forms a ring around the center star, and there are 6 rings intersecting the middle ring.
This is my 22rd tessellation, and my 2rd “advanced” tessellation, :D

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