Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Origami Tessellations of Eric Gjerde
Eric Gjerde is a master of origami who devotes much of his energy on origami tessellations. Some of his pieces fold nearly flat, forming layers that add just a hint of depth. These pieces look beautiful when lit from behind, due to the variations in brightness and color. Other pieces utilize three dimensions more fully, with repeated structures rising out of the flat page.
He has a fantastic Flickr photostream and a great website where you can see thousands of images and descriptions. Below is just some of his magnificent work. He even has some crease patterns for those of you ambitious enough to try and recreate his work.
What do you think of Erik's origami? Does anything in this post inspire you? Comment below.
Have a great weekend and if you create any math-related art, please share with all of us on the Math Craft corkboard. I hope to share community content in a post on Monday.