Tuesday, 25 November 2008
So the interlocking method on the flowers continues through till you make 2 sets of 3 and then you combine them all. I have to say here that a chill went up my spine when I finished it for the first time because I was suddenly reminder of Clive Barkers Hellraiser films. All of them were centred around a puzzle box that was extremely complex but if solved opened a gatway to hell. A bit over the top I know but I do remember thinking it at the time. And now it is a good excuse for cheap special effects.
So.. thinking about the modular origami thing again. I came up with what I describe as a flower a few years back. It isn't really a flower of any kind that I can think of but it is abstract and has symetry. I then discovered modular origami and began to reassess the possibility of old abstract designs. while doing so I came across the interlinking method which I have photographed here.
Monday, 10 November 2008
Following the discovery of the folds that make the cowboy hats dome section I realised you could repeat the same principle to make more complex structures. The ziggurat is actually made up of a diagonal grid with the corners tucking into each other under the base. After making this I saw an Eiffel Tower diagram which is really nice and uses the same basic idea.