Another Heron #tessellation

This is quite unusual. Three heron art pieces in the last year. Maybe it’s my spirit animal. Quite a few of them in the creek and ponds around the house.

This tessellation fresh off the iPad. Brenikou, a Greek tessellation artist sent me an email with a tease —

AN IDEA : OPEN HERON WINGS FORMING A “HEXAPTERYGON” (SIX WINGS IN CIRCULAR 60DEG ROTATION).
LONG HERON NECKS SWIRLING AROUND LIKE SNAKES. LONG LEGS BREAKING THE SYMMETRY.
A BIT APOCALYPTIC…

Greeks are like that. ALL CAPS. They invented this alphabet, so they can do what they want with it. I respect that.

The slideshow below shows a succession of images from the Heron tessellation from last April, 2019.

Then there’s this huge block of western red cedar, with a perfect pond grain. No ripples on the water. Calm. It was begging for a heron. I obliged.

And yesterday’s work, another heron tessellation, within the P6 symmetry group, six rotations. A few sketches and drafts and it came to be. Click ahead to see the recoloured version and single extract of the bird.

Thanks Benikou, I’m wondering if he will convert it to video, as this is his passion: Check Brenikou’s YouTube page and newly minted Brenikou Instagram page.

Cheers,

Francine

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