self-intersecting tercet knots with encompassment

Three triangular twists are abound together by an encompassing shape echoing the group’s perimeter.

The way the paper is cut and overlapped gives the illusion that each of the four main components are made of single pieces of paper.

paper maquette
veneer maquette
detail of veneer maquette showing overlaps
staining veneer
flattening veneer

You have to cheat a little to give the illusion of self-intersecting lines made out of a single piece of paper….