Back Lit Bow Tie Stars Origami Tessellation


So I found another interesting origami tessellation on flickr that I was pretty sure I could recreate. It was some basic ideas that were arranged quite cleverly in a really elegant final design.

I started out trying it on a 32 pleat grid. It wasn't big enough and I tried putting the repetitions closer together, but they still didn't really fit.

So I sucked it up and made a 48 pleat grid. I was able to print a fairly large hexagon on standard printer paper and cut it out. This yielded a somewhat larger one than I would've gotten had I used the fold and cut method of creating a hexagon.

Still I wound up with rather small pleats and pretty tiny triangle twists. But I persevered.

Eventually I got what is shown in the photo.

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