Pinwheels Tessellation

I've had this idea for a while, but wasn't really sure quite how to execute it. The empty spaces really didn't want to cooperate. But some weaker paper proved to be answer.

It's unusual for me in that it's not a flat design. The triangles have dimension.

It is possible to flatten them into irregular triangles on the back, but I chose to keep them active on the z axis.

I remember when I was first learning origami, I was into a John Montroll book about stars. He had a design for a star just like the one repeated here. Many of his books really inspired me and taught me a lot. So This particular design has some sentimental value.

It's interesting to think about how various styles of origami converge and relate to create new designs and possibilities.


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