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).