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twisting nest prototype

The flying geese condolence card made me think further about geese and ducks. That card is actually a page that I have in mind for a different five or six page book about a wheat field. The larger card is still only a concept to show life that takes up in our monocultures. It could have been a cornfield. That page of flying geese would be one of the pages with a wheat field background not hedgerows, either flying over a newly planted field or flying over a harvested field. So that's one of the pages. Another page is a nest of geese in the rows of an early Springtime wheat field surrounded with wheat and inside clumps of green wheat. Another page will a grasshopper on leaf blades of wheat stalks, and other things like that where the growing wheat is the background for something else, snakes, mice, spiders, rabbits, deer, what have you.

This is a test to see if an upright pentagon fence, a nest, can be placed on top of the twisting mechanism, that is an opposing double V arrangement that opens to flatten out and spread another folded smaller card, a surface to display, to attach content to, or to place another mechanism that operates on the new smaller inner card opening up. Because the new surface is attached to opposite sides of the upright V posts it causes the connecting platform to twist as it folds flat. The connecting platform twists a quarter turn as it opens flatly with an attached upright hexagonal fence, the nest.  The smaller card is attached to opposing sides of two facing V-mechanisms. This is an intriguing mechanism that can be used to tremendous effect in a multitude of ways where two V-shaped posts start closed and upright and when opened fall backward and flatten out into their original shape cut and folded from a single piece of flat card stock, the V's flattened out with no dimension presents another similar shaped platform that folds and connects to opposite sides of the diametrically apposed V-shaped posts in the folds that lift up when folded shut. These posts are short. Flattened out, the two posts are shaped as two fat short arrows pointing at each other. The glue tabs that would be added to each post as hinges become a large bow-tie shaped area between the two arrow points, the negative space between the two arrow points become a larger area used as glue tabs instead. The structure's natural state is wide open and flat. It relaxes.

1) Can an upright hexagon fence be placed on top of a twisting mechanism?

2) Will the sticks jutting beyond each surface and interlaced work as interlaced fingers? 

3) Can it look like a goose on the nest inside a wheat field? What size should it be?

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