Waves II Folding Process

Taking photos of a fold as it progresses both serves to document a failure before it happens and also catalogs the number of unique shapes the paper temporarily takes.  

Waves II started out normally enough.  The top photo shows the paper after the second round of prefolding.  The individual lilies are twisted and deformed from the tension, but overall the model is lying flat.

Now that I am four rows into the final round of folding, the model is now fully 3D.  Rather than chasing the tension to the edge of the paper I decided to transmit the tension inward, where the unfinished lilies could unfurl and twist.  

The second and third photos show that, with four rows completed, the model now resembles some curled-up spiky animal.  That was a surprise.