Water bomb Tessellation (Design by Eric Gjerde)

Waterbomb Tessellation (Design by Eric Gjerde)
Waterbomb Tessellation (Design by Eric Gjerde)

This is my second tessellation design this year and I must say I am quite enjoying these. One can find this particular model in the book Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs, By Eric Gjerde in the ‘beginner’ project section; hence this is one of the simple models in this book.

It takes around 15 minutes to fold this model and one can decide the end formation i.e. a ‘spread out’ water bomb design or a tightly held water bomb design. This choice has a lot to do with the type of paper you select to begin your folding.

Paper to use:

I cut a 12-inch square sheet from a roll of wrapping paper, which I had with me. This is because I wanted a larger sized tessellation. The ideal size to start off with is 15 cm or 6-inches which is the size of paper you get in the origami packs.

How to fold this model:

Sara Adams has uploaded a very detailed instructional video on this model, which one can follow easily. She has used a 6-inch sheet of paper in that.

My next attempt in the category of tessellations would be the high-density hydrangea by Shuzo Fujimoto. I find that design looking really pretty.