Artist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea Creatures

Artist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea Creatures

Goran Konjevod is a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist, currently based in California, who has taken his origami hobby to the next level by exploring new and original works. These delicate and minimal works are abstract shapes naturally formed by the tension of the paper when multiple layers are arranged according to their regular or irregular patterns — in a sense, they’re organically discovered rather than invented or designed. These unique pleat tessellations have been developed from a single urform discovered by fellow origami artist Paul Jackson. The beauty that is presented in each reminds me of the creatures you would find winding and twirling in the bottom of the sea, each having their own defined grace and movement.

Artist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea CreaturesArtist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea CreaturesArtist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea Creatures

“The experience of folding these pieces has helped me begin to understand how particular fold sequences interact and in a few cases I have been able to visualize the final shape before starting to fold.” – Goran Konjevod

Artist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea CreaturesArtist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea CreaturesArtist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea Creatures

He tries to restrict himself to only using single uncut sheets of paper and for the most part use a technique that requires a very simple “pureland” fold. This restriction implies that the resulting forms end up flat. However, a real sheet of paper is always three-dimensional—even when unfolded—and its thickness brings about a much more obvious three-dimensionality when multiple layers are present.

Artist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea CreaturesArtist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea CreaturesArtist Folds Beautifully Intricate Origami Tessellations Reminiscent of Sea Creatures

images courtesy of Goran Konjevod

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