Origami paintings


Models of this type are also automatically listed in: figurative tessellation, figurative, tessellation

This kind of model represents a whole “painting” using a tessellation technique. Due to their complexity, such models are usually hard to reproduce and also rely a lot on shaping despite being tessellations, which makes them quite unique works.

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San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

A view of San Francisco Bay, folded from a single square of Satogami paper. This origami painting is not based on any singular image, but a compilation of mu...

Butchers’ Guild Coat of Arms

Butchers’ Guild Coat of Arms

This model started out something completely different that what it ended up being. Originally, I planned to make a model of Lublin Castle, and started with t...

Trifora

Trifora

This kind of tripartite window was a popular motif in sacral architecture, found in many architectural styles, including Romanesque and Gothic.

2021

2021

This model took me longer than I expected, but better late than never, so: happy New Year 2021! This model uses a new tessellation molecule of mine which I h...

Christ Pantokrator

Christ Pantokrator

Christ Pantokrator, inspired by Byzantine icons. One sheet of Edokosome paper, just folding. Merry Christmas!

Groom and Bride

Groom and Bride

Origami tessellation designed as a wedding gift. One sheet of white Elephant Hide paper, no cutting or glue.

Entry to the Fjord

Entry to the Fjord

Together with In the Fjord, this is from my Norwegian fjord series of origami works. Folded from hand-made paper with oatmeal.

Doom

Doom

Doom Eternal is coming out tomorrow, so here’s an origami version of the cover art of the first Doom game from 1993. Origami from a single square sheet, no c...

Excalibur

Excalibur

Excalibur, the sword in the stone, from Arthurian legends. Origami folded from one sheet (Elephant Hide paper courtesy of Paula Versnick). Also compare my Tw...

In the Fjord

In the Fjord

View into a Norwegian fjord, folded from a sheet of hand-made paper.

Epiphany IV

Epiphany IV

This rendition of the Star of Bethlehem is based on the same general idea as Epiphany III, but made to better resemble an actual comet. It features a double ...

2020

2020

Happy New Year 2020! Here’s an origami tessellation with the number 2020, folded from a 2:1 rectangle of Satogami paper.

Crucifix

Crucifix

This origami crucifix is modeled after icon crosses found in Byzantine art, but also present in other styles up to this day. A matching model for All Saints’...

Titanic

Titanic

The sinking of Titanic, in origami.

Two Swords / Dwa Miecze

Two Swords / Dwa Miecze

Model ten zaprojektowałem po niedawnej wizycie na polu Bitwy pod Grunwaldem. Origami z jednego arkusza papieru, bez cięcia i klejenia. Siatka 48×48. Pojedyn...

Spider’s Web

Spider’s Web

Ben Goldberger is an interesting origami artist from Israel whom I had the opportunity to meet at CDO Convention 2018. You should definitely check out his wo...

Still Life with Epiphany III

Still Life with Epiphany III

Another attempt at folding the subject of Star of Bethlehem, this time using the Lucky Star molecule (invented independently with Fujimoto, Haligami and many...

Christmas Tree 2018

Christmas Tree 2018

Unintuitive as it may seem, this tessellated Christmas Tree was born as a modification of a shooting star model, Epiphany III. The molecule used for creating...

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year 2018! This is the first fold of my recent idea for making pixel tessellations, called Butterfly Pixel Tessellation. The molecule is basically ...

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity — origami tessellation folded from a single square of Tant paper. Merry Christmas!

Body and Blood

Body and Blood

An origami tessellation for Maundy Thursday and Easter.

Scroll of Time: 2017

Scroll of Time: 2017

I wanted to try something new this year, so I folded this model from thin parchment paper whereas most of the time I use much thicker papers. Modern parchmen...

Brexit

Brexit

Model designed on my plane back from UK which I visited just days after the Brexit vote. The British Flag itself can be used as a tessellation molecule and t...

Saturn Tessellation

Saturn Tessellation

This tessellation is based on a 128×92 grid. Image is created from a four-sink-base tessellation by folding up some of the squares’ corners. While I’ve seen ...