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
This is the type of imagination you need for tessellations! To see the man in the moon. To see dogs and puffy sheep in the clouds. To see all sorts of people and animals in the outlines of countries. This is exactly what Zackabier has done in the video below: Europe according to creative people.Continue reading
Maurits Srl created a video to explain the technical side of the seventeen symmetry groups. Three of my tessellations appear in there, dealing with three of these symmetry systems. Not my best work, but enjoy!Continue reading
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.Continue reading