Tiled Hydrangea (Shuzo Fujimoto)

Fujimoto, Shuzo
Budai, Peter
Difficulty Level: 
Model type: 
Square Grid
Tessellations and Fractals
Paper ratio: 
Non-square Rectangle

Paper: 42.5cm by 30cm rectangle of Kozo paper, made by Ioana Stoian
Model: 26.5cm by 19.5cm

Today Ulf took care of Felix to leave me a couple of hours to do some origami. Ioana Stoian had given me two sheets of some wonderful Kozo paper, which she had manufactured in Japan - from chopping down the trees all the way to producing the final sheet of paper.
It was clear to me I had to fold something special from it. It also screamed tessellation, because I wanted to preserve the deckle edge. I thought about which model to fold from this paper for a while, and ended up with a tiled version of Shuzo Fujimoto's Hydrangea.
I also decided to color the paper with Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle (colors 152, 143, 137, 139). I was a bit nervous about this, as I only had two sheets, and I didn't want to destroy the paper. Thankfully, it worked well, and I like the effect the colors have. (For inspiration I'd used this image.)
I did record myself folding the model, so I'll likely upload a time lapse soon. Oh, and you're wondering what I'll do with this beautiful model? It'll be a gift to a special someone. :)

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