# My original Mountain Biker #Tessellation from 1997

This Mountain Biker #tessellation drawing was done before Windows 3.1, before the Mac, before iPads! But after the dinosaurs. 1997. It was the inspiration to do a complete periodic drawing covering the plane, rather than a line group as shown below. Sometimes these drawings take time. Tessellation ideas are a dime a dozen — completed artwork is more rare. Continue reading

# Deforming your tessellations into infinite spirals

A new App called “iO Crafter” on the iPad has just come out, from Jürgen Richter-Gebert. Using it to deform into spirals is where my interest lies. As well, it has other functions to deform your images: build a platonic solid; build a kaleidocycle;  view a kaleidoscope; hyperbolic kaleidoscope; and conformal maps. Continue reading

# 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.

# 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

# 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

# Symmetry Group Pg — For all Soccer Fans

This symmetry group uses two parallel glide reflections. The glides can be either vertical or horizontal. Continue reading

# Symmetry Group P2

There are only 17 methods to divide the two dimensional surface into true tessellations. These 17 rules were derived from the observation and study of crystallography, a long time ago.   Continue reading