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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wonder filled exhibition in Metaponto, Matera, Italy starting this Friday, June 21, 2019. Three of my tessellation prints will be on display as part of the Filling the Void showing of MC Escher artwork and other contemporary tessellation artists. All is within the context of the Poetry of Primes event, during the 2019 Matera 2019 Cultural summer.
We did visit the American south west, years ago. It was a wonder filled month of exploring nature mixed in with stories of the past. This is where the Kokopelli character comes from. The land of red rock sands and the scent of sagebrush.
Started off trying to do camouflage, but ended up with a #Zentangle kind of design. Friday afternoons at the McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC) are lining up to be a quite productive time slots as artist in residence. First day on the job, I came up with the Great Blue Heron tessellation. And yesterday, this one.
For some unknown reason lately, symmetry group P31m has been number one for my latest efforts at creating tessellations. I’m not a big fan of mirrors in nested shapes, by far I prefer the fluid lines of other symmetry systems. Well, this guy showed up as a vampire in its original sketch.