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.