On this interview excerpt, Madonna Yoder shares the important parts of an origami tessellation and easy methods to start making them. Inside this clip, additionally, you will hear Madonna describe the tessellations she’s made utilizing totally different materials.

The complete 60-minute interview with Madonna Yoder is printed at Origamigos, our membership web site. Along with matters mentioned within the above excerpt, we tackle matters associated to her life and origami apply together with…

  • Do individuals have to be good at math to learn to make tessellations?
  • What did you discover difficult about tessellations and the way have you ever overcome that?
  • What primary ideas can individuals use for simple tessellation-making?
  • Being a science-fiction lover, do you draw any relationship between origami and science fiction?
  • You like dancing. Is there a relationship between tessellations and dancing?

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Madonna Yoder focuses her work on tessellations, the limitless potential choices within the realm of infinitely repeating geometric patterns folded from a single sheet of paper.

Madonna has been working her personal enterprise, Gathering Folds, since 2020. She focuses on creating these patterns and educating different origami folders easy methods to fold and design them too.

Madonna has created over 390 authentic tessellation designs since 2018 and produced a sequence of sources for tessellation folders of all ranges since 2021.

With a background in geology and ecology from MIT and an abiding love for science fiction sagas, she describes herself as a nerd’s nerd who has coded in 5 programming languages, enjoys tending her backyard, social dancing, singing, and enjoying volleyball when she isn’t folding paper.

Madonna began making her personal tessellation patterns in 2018 after taking a Geometric Folding Algorithms class throughout her closing semester at MIT and presenting her class venture on the seventh Worldwide Convention on Origami in Science, Arithmetic, and Schooling (7OSME).

After making some smocked items––a way of making patterns from gathered cloth––for the Museum of Arithmetic in NYC for his or her Math Unfolded exhibit, Madonna determined to enter enterprise bringing these origami and smocking patterns to a wider viewers.

As I’m folding I’ve a relentless chorus of “wouldn’t or not it’s cool if …” going via my head.

~Madonna Yoder

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