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Origami Tessellations: Double Parking


I amended my Chasing Infinity tessellation post to include information about a recent case of internet plagiarism. 

That post as well as this one were copied and posted at the site openai24 dot com. No credit was given. It was blatantly stolen. 

This is the original. I am the artist and rightful owner of the content. . 

I have filed a formal complaint with their hosting company. I have also left a comment on their site about the same. 

If you're feeling up to it leave a comment on their site expressing your disdain. Or send a message to their host (namecheap dot com) condemning their actions. 


Thank you all. And thanks to Peter Whitehouse for alerting me to the theft. 

 This little tessellation is unique for me in that I didn't really plan it. I just folded a 32 pleat triangle gird and mapped it out right on there.

No fiddling. No testing. Just draw and fold. I'm not really sure what came over me, but it worked out well. 

I even used ordinary 20 lb printer paper. Nothing fancy at all. 

Guess I was just in the origami zone that day. 

The center point is an open back hexagon with rhombuses circulating around it. 



From there I stuck some triangles into the outer edges of the rhombuses. 

At that point I got a little funky with it. Three of the triangles have double trapezoids off of them and the other three have double rhombuses.

Both the trapezoids and the rhombuses follow the same pattern of reflecting outward in both directions away from their triangle beginnings. There is another ring of open back hexagons as well as some rhombuses on the back side.  

At the point, I just fit in the shapes that would fill out the little bit of grid I had on the remaining edges of paper while still trying to keep true to the pattern.

How this tessellation might continue on a larger grid is up to someone else to determine. 

I've included a photo of my paper with the pattern drawn on it before I started folding. 


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