Looking through my Origami Library, I realised I had bought “Origami Tessellations for Everyone” by Ilan Garibi back as the pandemic hit early last year, and realised I had yet to fold anything from it at all:
Early last year was crazy times – bushfires, floods and then lockdown from Covid-19, this book got buried in my reading pile so it is time to begin the journey of exploring tessellations more formally.
Starting at the beginning, with the “Cubes Family”, this is “Cubes”, a deceptively simple tessellation of twisted cubes. I present the “molecule” – that is the tileable unit:
Then we move to a simple tile of 2×2 molecules:
Then scale up – I took an A3 sheet, cut the biggest square I could, then divided into 16ths, and these saw how many molecules I could pack in there:
The grid is punctuated with small diagonals that twist this way then that – adjacent molecules are mirror images of themselves so the interact in controlled ways – After leaving it pegged overnight, the paper has sufficient memory to stay put, but a fine misting of water while pegged would, when dry, re-program the paper to stay put also.
Fun fold, pure procrastigami (which is why I originally bought the book), must do some more.