12-21

12-21. Piypite #05

Between origami and tangram – the Piypite crystal unit cell definitely carries some Eastern flavor with it. Maybe its tetragonal pyramidal shape and the very complex body-centered 14 symmetry of its atoms help too.

From a resource by V. Kahlenberg, A. Piotrowski A, and G. Giester.

12-21

08-03

08-03. Kaolinite #5.

Kaoline puts me again in an origami state of mind. The vertices arrangement of its geometry and the prominent double triangle may have something to do with it.

08-03

07-31

07-31. Kaolinite #2.

A paper sculpture or an unfolded origami? The paper in the kaolin background and history seems to not only influence my design but also the shape and geometry of its cell structure.

From a resource by Bish and Von Dreele.

07-31

02-22

02-22. Zargun #4

The polyhedra in this image drew me in this Japanese origami paper folding arrangement. Don’t ask me why – privilege of art I guess! I sprinkled it with some real zircon (zargun) for good measure.

From a database resource by R Hazen & L. Finger: Crystal structure and compressibility of zircon at high pressure; p:28.9 kbar.

02-22