Neel Shrestha

Park School of Baltimore
Maryland, USA

I have been doing origami since elementary school. I have focused on interlocking origami modules and their mathematical properties, primarily creating polyhedral structures. I have been inspired by Meenakshi Mukerji's "Compound of Five Octahedra,'' which allowed me to use it as a stepping stone to creatively isolate various shapes and recreate them into new forms. Combining these slightly modified modules and my newly designed interlocking modules allows me to create different models.

Compound of an Icosahedron and an Icosidodecahedron
23 x 23 x 23 cm
Origami Paper

This current work shares one of my interlocking inverted origami modules with repeating patterns, yet is an aesthetically pleasing and flexible model. This model explores isosceles and equilateral triangles creating a compound of an icosahedron and an icosidodecahedron. The combination of 120 modules includes 5 x 10 centimeter blue sheets of paper that make an acute angle, and 5 x 7.7 centimeter green sheets of paper that make an obtuse angle.