Four Snails #Tessellation

Hard to believe that this tessellation used a pattern of pentagons as its base of origin. A pentagon type 12, built using Pgg, P2 symmetry. This is the simple outline of the mesh, and below, the coloured version, which was posted a few months ago, in pentagon blog post 3.

Pentagon Type 12, Pgg, P2
Pentagon Type 12, Pgg, P2

A few hours of work to get the above hoof-prints looking like a few snails. Farfelu. Escargots farfelus.

A bit of space sharing by one of those snails. If you examine the drawing closely, one dual spiral shell is being shared by two instances of a snail.

A closer look at this P2 symmetry tessellation and you will find four different two point rotations in the design. I’ve written some instructions on how to achieve this type of nested shape. Have a read on the topic of Symmetry Group P2.

Kids are nuts about tessellations from what I’ve read on Twitter. Grade school math teachers gravitate towards any type of creative method to instill in children, a wonder of numbers, geometry and symmetry concepts. Coming up with their own tessellations is definitely creative! From this trend, it is now very rare to find young adults that have never come across this type of artwork. Fun and creative. This tessellation – quite wacky.

Wacky Snails — Escargots farfelus, F.Champagne ©️2019

Maybe next time I’ll come up with some nice Banana slug tessellation. Oooweee goooweee residents of our beautiful Vancouver Island.



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