Neel Shrestha


The 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.


Image for entry 'Elevated Rhombicuboctahedron'

Elevated Rhombicuboctahedron

22.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm



Additional info

This model explores squares and triangles, combining a rhombicuboctahedron (purple) with its elevation (white). The elevations are square pyramids on each square face of the rhombicuboctahedron, and the triangular faces on the pyramids are approximate equilateral triangles. The variety of 120 modules includes 5x7.5 centimeter sheets of purple paper and 5x10 centimeter white paper uses interlocking systems with repeating patterns. The model uses similar modules from the Bridges 2022 Art Exhibition titled "Compound of an Icosahedron and an Icosidodecahedron" and the Joint Math Meeting titled "Compound of a Rhombicosidodecahedron and an Icosidodecahedron."