Alessandro Beber

origami artist/designer
Italy
Origami, the art of paperfolding, has strong connections with mathematics. These are usually not so visible in the completed piece when origami is representing living forms, as the math is hidden in their structure. On the other hand, geometric origami fully display these connections, which become part of the beauty of the completed piece.
One of the fields I had been exploring in recent years, is that of tessellations, periodic tilings of folds covering the entire surface of a single sheet of paper, no matter how large it is.
Some of them are especially interesting when backlit, displaying different shades according to the number of layers stacked on each area. Others are used to represent optical illusions and other 3d-like shapes.
Menger Sponge Tessellation, level 2
40 x 46 cm
paper
2016
A representation of the Menger Sponge, level 2, using an origami tessellation technique I developed, allowing to create any shape made of triangles and rhombi only, on a tessellated background.
Folded from a single uncut regular hexagon of paper.
Sierpinski/Penrose Triangle Tessellation
32 x 28 cm
paper
2015
An impossible object based on both the Penrose triangle and the Sierpinski Triangle fractal, using an origami tessellation technique I developed, allowing to create any shape made of triangles and rhombi only, on a tessellated background.
Folded from a single uncut regular hexagon of paper.