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.

Compound of a Rhombicosidodecahedron and an Icosidodecahedron
Compound of a Rhombicosidodecahedron and an Icosidodecahedron
30 x 30 x 30 cm
10x10cm Origami Paper

This polyhedral structure explores different polygonal shapes combining a rhombicosidodecahedron and an icosidodecahedron. The variety of 150 modules includes 5 x 10 centimeter red paper and 5 x 7.7 centimeter green paper. This model uses similar modules from the Bridges 2022 Art Exhibition titled "Compound of an Icosahedron and an Icosidodecahedron," which I created using interlocking inverted modules with repeating patterns.