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Chasing Infinity Origami Tessellation



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 So, I decided to buy some fancy tissue foil paper from France. I had this tessellation idea that I wanted to do, but I couldn't quite get it done using any of my usual papers. 

From what I had read online, tissue foil is supposed to be really great for tessellations because it's both thin and resilient. 

This tessellation is my first time using it. 

While, I did find it to be very sturdy against repeated folding, I also found it too soft. It didn't offer any push back. It didn't really hold onto creases. This made it quite tedious for me to put all the shapes in their proper places. 

Admittedly, this is a very difficult tessellation, but honestly I was expecting more from the paper. 

While I was able to finish the fold, it was incredibly difficult. The paper fought me every step of the way.

I had planned to rearrange some of the orientations of the folds after the collapse was complete, in order to create a more cohesive pattern, but the paper was again, too soft. 

So I left the ups and downs of the pattern random. Whatever direction I was able to get the paper to go in for any given shape is where it stayed. 

Everything is very random. Though, I suppose, random is a pattern unto itself. 

The original inspiration for the tessellation is a riff on gatherfold's emergent triangles tess. Which is rhombuses and triangles alternating around a small hex.

I took the same center point and then just went crazy with a whole bunch of additional triangles before repeating the center again. 

Crease pattern (my first, failed attempt with tant paper) is included below

It's an intense fold. Attempt at your own risk. : - ) 



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