Origami: Star with spirals

star with spirals

Star with Spirals, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji

Meenakshi Mukerji featured some of my origami on her guest gallery page, including this model.  Then I realized I hadn’t posted this one on my blog yet, so here it is.

Regular readers have probably noticed that I feature an awful lot of models designed by Meenakshi Mukerji.  That’s because I have four of her books!  The Star with Spirals is featured on the cover of Origami Inspirations, which I would say is the best of the four.  Although, if you’re reluctant to commit, you might consider one of the Exquisite Origami books, which are cheaper because they’re in grayscale.

I always like to comment on the geometry/coloring of these things.  This is a 30-unit model, with each unit corresponding to the edge of an icosahedron.  There’s also a dual arrangement I could have used, witch each unit corresponding to the edge of a dodecahedron instead.  I use 5 colors, in a standard symmetrical pattern.  (Using the terms that I defined last year, the pattern symmetry group is the same as the shape symmetry group.)  The color scheme is supposed to be 4 analogous colors (pink, white, yellow, brown) and one contrasting color (blue).


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