The size of the audience for this type of art-form is microscopically small. When you start talking about your tessellation passion, someone inevitably says, “Ah ya you do that stuff”. From decades ago, “oh ya, I remember your drawings”. Other than family and friends putting up with your gushing obsession, you’re lucky to have a handful of patrons. Math teachers, grade school kids, and a few geometry nerds don’t constitute a large client base, lol. Continue reading
Tag Archives: crystallography
30 #OceansideBC #tessellations
These ocean-side tessellation topics are dear to my heart since we moved to the Island, a decade ago already. The weather is wonderful, winter and summer, those year-round hikes — local, beautiful, plentiful, varied. Continue reading
Symmetry group thumbnails and listing systems
Finally got around to creating a “Cheat Sheet” for starting a tessellation. A page of my own. Sometimes I need to physically mime my ideas, so hands are a good base to use here. Often it is difficult to decide which group to choose to accomplish a certain design. Continue reading
A mesmerizing video by the Zaragoza University’s Math Institute that I must share with you. It deals with the underlying geometry behind many universal designs. Continue reading
Go ahead and revisit your tessellation designs
Many times, I will sketch a whole bunch of tessellations. Some look okay, others somehow keep my interest, but have flaws or unresolved areas. I usually leave them aside for a while and return with a fresh eye. One such tessellation was the Jewel Thief. Continue reading
Flower of Life tessellation
At first glance, I was thinking this might be a P6m symmetry challenge. Pulled up KaleidoPaint on the tablet and tested my theory.
KaleidoPaint is now on Android!
The Android version of KaleidoPaint is finally finished and publicly available. I would like to share this spectacular and free app with the group Broug Atelier for Islamic Geometric Design.
I’m just a kid that still likes to draw. From early on, in the crib, with any available medium. Fortunately back then, oil-based wall paint was easily washable. Continue reading
Panther Tessellation — Symétruc panthère
A challenge to help my Nephew understand the basic rules of tessellations for a math class. Wish I had been fortunate enough to get an opportunity like this when I was a teen. La leçon est en français à part de ça! Continue reading
28 tessellations up on Society6
Received my cups from society6. Ever cool to see my designs printed on these coffee cups. Continue reading
Champagne Tessellation Gallery
A few of my Tessellations
Which symmetry group to use?
Deciding which symmetry group to use for a specific design can be hit and miss. And try again. You can narrow it down Continue reading
Symmetry Group Pm – alternating parallel mirrors
This symmetry group is the last one for me to tackle. It has been a year since I started tessellating again, since I found the KaleidoPaint iPad app. Continue reading
Symmetry Group P6m — Perfect Snowflakes
It’s been a year last week, since I started drawing with the KaleidoPaint iPad app. I was avoiding this P6m symmetry group because of the tight space for drawing within and the abundance of mirrors. Continue reading