2023 in Maya Numerals

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Paper: Okta
Type: letters and digits, origami painting (implies: abstract, figurative tessellation, figurative, geometric, symbol, tessellation)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Colors: brown and beige
In albums: New Year Models

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This origami tessellation represents the number 2023 using Maya numerals as 𝋥𝋡𝋣. This system is vigesimal (base 20) and individual digits are read top-to-bottom: the horizontal bar stands for 5, the single and triple dots for 1 and 3, respectively, giving the number 5⋅20² + 1⋅20¹ + 3⋅20⁰ = 5⋅400 + 20 + 3 = 2023. This particular number has a very nice, symmetric appearance when written in this system, so I chose it for this year’s New Year’s model. Obviously, according to actual Maya calendar, the date would be different from 2023.

For this work, I used Okta paper for the first time. I like its wrinkled, stone-like texture which was a perfect match for this model, but folding properties were not very good for a tessellation. I might write a full review when I get some more experience with this paper type.

Meanwhile, a somewhat belated happy New Year 2023!

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