Seven Points of Love

Heptagonal goodness, in star form. Executed in copy paper.

  • J Mark Dodds PRO 9y

    Really Lovely, kaleidoscopic
  • mawelucky 9y

    beautiful work!
  • Mélisande* PRO 9y

    Printed CP ?
    I can't see precreased lines.
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    the radial lines and a few of the intersection points are printed, everything else was folded "on the go".

    I haven't done a lot of stuff with much precreasing lately; I've been practicing creasing things evenly without having reference folds to go by. I'm still not very good at it, but I figure it will just take some time and more practice.

    This is a piece from a series- I will be posting the whole range from triangle to 12-sided later on.

    I haven't figured out how to fold a 7 sided shape cleanly yet, otherwise I would have skipped the printed version...
  • Alida Saxon 9y

    That copy paper gives it a great frosty feeling when lit like that.
  • Ryan Robinson 9y

    Beautiful! I like how the points are long and skinny and pointed. Almost like a snowflake, we don't get enough of those in Oregon. Heptagons must be hard to fold!
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    @Alida: it's less of the copy paper, and more of the filter effects in iPhoto :) I have to try to compensate for the horrible lighting at my work desk, and I usually end up tweaking it a bit too far. it looked OK so that's what I stayed with for this shot.

    @Ryan: I like long pointed star arms, it's hard to get that with less sides to the shape. Folding the heptagon isn't inherently easier or harder than folding a hexagon, but the lack of convenient symmetry can be a little difficult. (that's why I used the printed out radial lines for reference, here.)
  • Lorenzo Marchi 9y

    Really gorgeous! ...I really think that odd-side polys are more difficult to fold than even ones...They make me think about a radial simmetry instead of a planar one... :)
  • *audreysmith* 9y

    Nice and frosty and lovely!
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your commentary!

    @Lorenzo: I like radial symmetry, it is very pleasing to fold and look at.

    @Foom: I'll make sure I put some stamps on it!
  • *Sherry* PRO 9y

    Great design and folding Eric! Always really enjoy seeing you works of art =) I also like the long skinny points... they make this piece look very elegant.
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    I like the long narrow points- I think the most beautiful example of a pattern like this belongs to John McKeever:



    I could stare at this photo for hours. In fact, I actually DO stare at it, as it is the background on one of my computer screens!
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    FYI- I uploaded a quick CP for this pattern here:

    www.origamitessellations.com/diagrams/heptagonal-star/

    Not perfect, but I folded it without reference folds anyway, so it was a lot of guessing in the first place!
  • Wagner Campelo 9y

    Wonderful star!
  • Steve Fernie PRO 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called sevenfold symmetry, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
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Taken on April 24, 2006
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