Shutter Speed Origami Tessellation


 This is a tessellation that I discovered recently that builds off of what I call offset hexagons. A small hexagon that doesn't twist along the grid lines. Instead you twist it by bisecting the grid lines. 

It's a technique that's used in many origami tessellations by many origami artists. 

The second photo of the other side illustrates it pretty well. 

In this case, I used that starting point to create right triangles emanating from it. 

Since I couldn't just repeat the central module because it's asymmetrical, I used some triangles to make the transition to the next repetitions. 

Originally, I was going to use small triangle twists, but instead opted for open back triangle twists because I thought it would work better with the paper I was using. 


It was a soggy kind of day and this paper isn't particularly sturdy. I kept it as neat as circumstance allowed. 

I'd love to try it again with the small triangles using a denser paper. I'd also be interested to see other folders' attempts. 

I still need to take a pic of the crease pattern and upload it. Will update this post when that happens. 

Update: added crease pattern at the end of this post. 




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