Gjerde's Flowers Tessellation


Origami is both the ultimate relaxation and the ultimate frustration. Tessellations, I think, are the epitome of that. I love them and hate them. But I love them more than I hate them.

Another Eric Gjerde design. It was in his tessellations book, but at the back without instructions. It wasn't too difficult to figure out the basic architecture. I just seem to have trouble with the laying out the repetitions.

A 32 pleat grid is pretty much the limit of my patience. But a lot of designs call for at least 48 pleats. So I try to squeeze things together. Or settle for partial iterations.

I worked out the gist of it, but I may have done the spaces between the 'flowers' differently.

Turned out rather nice though. It's all a learning experience. 

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