## Out of Darkness

The idea for this design had been in my head for several years before I finally folded it in August 2023. I’m not really happy about the execution, though.

Many models, especially tessellations, look interesting when viewed against a strong light. Spots with many layers of paper are more opaque than those with few, revealing the internal structure of the model which is not visible in reflected light. Some papers are better for achieving such an effect of translucency than others.

The idea for this design had been in my head for several years before I finally folded it in August 2023. I’m not really happy about the execution, though.

This model is dedicated to the memory of Artur Biernacki, a Polish origami designer who died unexpectedly exactly a year ago, on June 8th, 2023. May light et...

I designed this simple star specifically in order to fold it from a unique sheet of paper I got from John Gerard paperworks. It is hand-made paper with a wat...

This translucent design by Shuzo Fujimoto would be called an iso-area tessellation in modern parlance since both sides sport the same pattern (except for bei...

The first time I folded this tessellation, I used non-transparent paper, which made it look great in reflected light, but allowed little in terms of viewing ...

This tessellation (translucent design), designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, is not listed in any of his books or magazines (as far as I know). I discovered it among ...

This “translucent design” by Shuzo Fujimoto is an example of iso-area tessellations: both sides have the same pattern (except for rotation). The point below ...

This is a tessellation many origamists discover independently, though Fujimoto was probably among the first to do so. This tessellation is not featured as a ...

This tessellation is just slightly modified back-twisted square twists, but it looks quite nice anyway, especially in backlight.

This tessellation, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, is almost identical to my John Lackland Tessellation except for using petal folds instead of simple valley fol...

This fold of Woven Triangles Tessellation VIII uses larger spacing between the molecules than the previous one, resulting in a different looking model. Gone ...

After I designed this tessellation, I learned that Shuzo Fujimoto had designed the same thing about 40 years earlier. This was the first time such independen...

This star based on a hex twist and designed by Shuzo Fujimoto has double the normal number of rays. It can be fitted with an additional “ribbon” (made from a...

This is one of Fujimoto’s translucent designs, a name he used for many of his tessellations. Folded from rare blue Elephant Hide paper, this work is not very...

This is one of Shuzo Fujimoto’s translucent designs. For my personal use, I call it Stars and Triangles as an analogy to Stars and Squares which is the same ...

This tessellation is closely related to the 1:1 Pythagorean Tiling, but the twists are slightly different. Still, the design remains iso-area. The squares an...

One of the classic tessellations from a hex grid, first published by Shuzo Fujimoto. It uses molecules of two types, hex and triangle twists, and understandi...

This is one of Fujimoto’s famous translucent designs — tessellations designed to be viewed in back-light. Fujimoto folded them using thinner paper than the K...

The way pleats exit the Parallelograms molecule allows the molecules to be connected in more than one way. In the standard Parallelograms layout, individual ...

When I originally folded Parallelograms in 2020, I designed a clean pre-crease pattern, pre-creased the sheet, and then… was unable to collapse it cleanly. I...

This tessellation differs from most other designs by having lower rotational symmetry: only 180° rather than the 60° typical for tessellations based on a hex...

This fold of Double Spearhead Tessellation with 6×6 molecules (24×24 grid) looks most interesting in back-light due to the fibers of mulberry paper becoming ...

This is a model folded back in 2018 which I somehow forgot to post earlier. Each molecule of my Double Spearhead Tessellation can be modified by sinking any ...

Another pattern in the Woven Triangles Family. This particular work uses standard, flat shaping but a different, three-dimensional shaping is also possible. ...

This is, along with Clover Folding, one of the oldest pictures of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

This is just a simple Hydrangea, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, but I think it looks really nice in back light. Folded from Grünperga Kristall Prägo, a kind of ...

This model uses the same molecule as the symmetric version but all molecules have the same chirality. This causes each row and each column to be shifted by t...

This is the first model in my Woven Triangles series which you’ve already seen some examples of on boxes. This tessellation is derived from Rectangle and Squ...

Origami tessellation, single sheet of Satogami paper. Just folding: no cutting or glue.

This origami tessellation is based on a geometric pattern I spotted on a door in the Barcelona Cathedral during my trip back from CfC 2 convention. A design ...

This model is derived from my Radioactive Tessellation by adding a triangular frame around the radioactivity symbol. This change also makes it possible to sh...

A recent design of mine, this tessellation is relatively simple to fold, but the end result looks quite interesting. On the back side, I used some modified t...

I derived this design from my older Double Spearhead Tessellation. The name comes from the pattern on the front side.

In this tessellation, I used the same technique of doubling the number of a polygon’s sides as in Sad Octagons, this time making dodecagons from hexagons.

This origami tessellation combines elements from some of my other models. While reading Robert Lang’s tessellation book, I realized that many molecules can b...

Rhombus Fractal, an origami tessellation designed by Endre Somos (and independently also by Joel Cooper and by Wei Fu), folded by me. You may also find inter...

A different arrangement of the same molecule as in my Dune Tessellation. Some other arrangements are also possible with a bit of tweaking.

A different fold of Ridges Corrugation. The back-lit view shows how the corrugation folded from a square ends up a rhombic shape.

A slightly modified variant of my Square Interlace Tessellation.

This is my design which at first glance looks very similar to Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding but has a completely different crease pattern and design.

Believe it or not, this tessellation is closely related to my Double Spearhead Tessellation.

I will be teaching my Double Spearhead Tessellation in a workshop during BOS 50th anniversary convention in Stratford-upon-Avon a week from now.

This tessellation is just a slight modification of Double Spearhead Tessellation but it looks much more like Woven Rhombi Tessellation.

A fold of Framed Two-in-One Flower, folded from purple Tant paper.

This is a very cool model, designed by Roman Remme.

A back-lit picture of Stars and Squares Tessellation, invented independently by me and Shuzo Fujimoto. You can find a similar backlit picture of this model i...

This is an origami design derived from my Square Pixel Tessellation. It was featured in Robert Lang’s tessellation book.

This tessellation is a very simple variation of the standard square twist which results, nonetheless, in an interesting pattern. Each of the four corners of ...

After I made a Hydrangea Cube, Hydrangea Icosahedron was the next logical step. Just as in the cube, the Hydrangea Tessellation by Shuzo Fujimoto is used as ...