Whirlwind Tessellation

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Folding instructions: Whirlwind Tessellation
This is the primary page for this model.
Other folds and variants: Whirlwind Box, Stacked Whirlwind Molecule
Paper: Grainy
Type: classic tessellation, curved folding, wet-folding (implies: abstract tessellation, abstract, geometric, pattern, abstract periodic tessellation, non-recursive periodic tessellation, periodic tessellation, tessellation)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Colors: blue
In albums: Showcase, Tessellation Examples

Front Framed At an angle
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It took me a while between folding a box decorated with a single molecule and folding a complete tessellation. What you see here is my third attempt as I was not happy with the earlier two. Folding this tessellation cleanly, without any visible grid, requires a complex precreasing sequence, and the collapse is also rather hard. For the third attempt, I chose Grainy paper which not only matches this model visually, with the texture resembling splashes of water or fragments of debris carried by the whirlwind, but also has good bendability which simplified constructing the precrease and making the curved shaping folds.

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