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Origami

Geometrical origami follows similar rules to traditional origami, such as there being no cuts, joins, glue etc.

Here are several examples based on my unique ‘clean cube’ design with no creases to the faces, ie not a traditional ‘waterbomb’ fold.

A ‘clean cube’ printed with a ‘gnomonic’ projection of a world map. Holding it between finger and thumb at the north and south poles allows you to rotate it.

A ‘clean cube’ fold, but with one corner partly inverted, or sunken. It can sit in this sunken corner.

Fully inverted corner, so that the corners of the three untouched faces touch the ‘ground’.

Fully sunken cubes arranged into a ‘rosette’.

Several fully sunken cubes stacked.

A fold developed from the ‘clean cube’ fold. It creates a series of cubic forms from the single sheet of paper – a kind of 3d checkerboard.

Cubic forms from single continuous strips of paper, again manipulated to have sunken corners.