Hesitant Helicopters Tessellation

 I created this tessellation from back to front. The idea for the layout was initially the three open back triangle twists around a small triangle twist. 

But as I worked the design and interacted with the paper, the concept shifted in my mind and the front became the back and vice versa. 

Interesting how that happens every so often. Planning can only account for so much. Sometimes theory is eclipsed by execution. 

The now front side is comprised of open back hexagons and small rectangular twists. When backlit, they almost appear to be spinning. 

The other side is the aforementioned sets of triangles. 

The trickier ideas will often surprise you, even when you think that you've got it all figured out. 

Crease pattern included at the end. 


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