I forgot how pretty this model is. But it gets better. The model “blooms” to have flowers. More photos below the fold.
A few notes about this model. There are 30 units, corresponding to the 30 edges of an icosahedron. I used Harmony paper, which is a kind of origami paper with color gradients. One pole is blue, while the opposite pole is green, and I arranged the paper to make a smooth color transition.
If I recall, I made this as a Christmas gift for my mother. I believe I made all the pieces, carried them in a tea tin, and assembled the model while at my parents’ house.