Partha Krishna

Student
Proof School
California, USA
Through my love of origami, I came across the exciting world of tesselations. I found them very interesting, as the folds would always come together geometrically and beautifully as I was folding. After folding some tesselations such as Eric Gjerde's spread hex tesselation, among others, I started to modify pre-existing tesselations. After that, I started to fold and make my own tesselations. I worked off of basic ideas and modified them to be much more intricate and beautiful. My tesselations are meant to explore the concept of recurring geometric figures, while also drawing attention to the space in between these figures.
Modified Triangle Twist Clusters
58 x 49 cm
Venus Stardream Origami Paper
2020
My goal in this exhibition was to bring new life to a pre-existing element. Specifically, I took clusters of triangle twists and sink-folded different elements to make the tessellation more intricate and interesting. What makes my piece special is the attention drawn to space in between these triangle twist clusters. Even though the spaces in between these twists weren't modified or changed in any way, it is still a crucial element of the tessellation. In addition, my piece is special due to the back being a slight modification of the front. To see similar designs across the front and back of the same tessellation is intriguing.