At Outdoor Origami Meeting 2019, I had the opportunity to fold Frank Van Kollem’s Pythagoras Tree tessellation in a workshop given by Paula Versnick. I had known some of his other designs before, but this was the first time I actually folded any of his models. The model you see here is my design based on the technique found in van Kollem’s Pythagoras Tree and a kind of homage to his creative work. I don’t know if he actually ever wore bow ties, but somehow I feel it might have matched his personality. Folding this model, I also tried to imitate Frank van Kollem’s folding style: plain paper and a fully precreased grid with all diagonals. I later folded the same model folded in my own style, for contrast.
For this fold, I chose Fedrigoni Splendorgel Extra White 100 gsm paper and wrote a paper review.