I will expand from a previous post on recolouring tessellations, for aesthetic purposes or simply to be able to identify the characters in these nested shapes. There are many methods, some systems just make it a mess of colours, others offer clarity. It seems that the task of viewing tessellations is beyond the 60 second limit of most people. Wander and wonder followed by head tilt is what I strive for!Continue reading
The MAC, McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville BC is located in the old turn of the century schoolhouse on Jensen. They recently repurposed the children’s cloakroom into a digital corridor, six TV monitors showcasing local artists. The theme for the next few weeks is “SURFACING”, a digital exhibit exploring the themes of surfacing from isolation and fear to renewal and emerging hope. Seeing as most of you are not travelling too much lately, here is the video I’ve included in the show.Continue reading
Okay, so it’s not exactly the best hashtag to use, but she does destroy every ball we’ve ever given her. She even plays tennis ball tug-o-war with her best mate. This tessellation created in symmetry group P6, a favourite.Continue reading
I’ll be setting up a series of videos on Skillshare this fall. If you don’t know what Skillshare is, do check it out.Continue reading
A series of the best of, presented in full colour for your enjoyment!Continue reading
Trying to cram a character inside this tiny triangle, surrounded by mirrors is a pain in the keister. I have steered clear of this symmetry group for the simple reason that I’m not a fan of mirrors in tessellations. The only time I like mirrors is for the bilateral symmetry in a humanoid form. Those I’ve done lots. My latest love was Mr. Ruffles, a cutie from a few centuries ago. This time, I’ve managed to stuff “FIVE” of them in there!Continue reading
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 —Continue reading
Started this drawing using a Cairo tiling as a base, which is an arrangement of pentagons. Weird how these things morph in my fingers. It was originally constructed using symmetry group P4g about 10 days ago. These things sometimes make no sense to me, but I just go with the flow.Continue reading
I’ve played around quite a bit with this tessellation construct. It started with a sketch a few decades back. I refined it a few years ago, with a single rider dude. Last year I morphed-in a girl to replace half of the riders. I think it works quite well.Continue reading
I believe it was a Spoonflower contest that spurred me to redo a tessellation I had done by hand in the 90s. I had accomplished this one in symmetry group Cmm, built within a 30-60-90 degree triangle, with mirrors on two sides and a two-way rotation point on the hypotenuse.Continue reading
Okay, so it’s been a while since I posted here, many, too many months. I’ve been busy tessellating as always. Surprisingly, the well doesn’t ever run dry, it does slow down but never stops. I’ve done 37 new tessellations; it might take a while to post them all.Continue reading
Chanced upon Keith Enevoldsen’s chart of symmetries a few months back. I find it very well illustrated to show all 17 plane symmetry groups. With his permission, I have reproduced it here.Continue reading
Pattern designs can be applied to so many surfaces it boggles the mind. For this ensemble, the Dog Daze Collection, I’ve come up with quite a few mock-ups and continue getting ideas for more. The images below show quite a range of industries, from fabrics for dog beds, cushions and couches, rugs, doggie bandannas, t-shirts, boots and canvas sneakers, puzzles. The list is endless, have a look. Let me know if I’ve missed something that might be cool!
The video below has been a collaboration over three years and three artists: Carver Chouki Derrouiche of France; Videographer Brenikou, Macedonia East, Hellas, Greece; and me, Francine Champagne the tessellation Artist.Continue reading