# Puppy Training tessellation

This symmetry group was the first one with which I completed a successful tessellation, the Frogs. Way back in 1988, in the dark ages. Symmetry group P4g. Head to head, elbow to elbow, feet to feet is how I decipher these nested shapes. A very simple technique,  Continue reading

# More Nested Shapes in P4m

Along with symmetry group Pmm, this P4m group is my least explored. Only 5 attempts at creating tessellations. Again, I just don’t like the mirrors. I will have to test myself a bit more, one of these days. Continue reading

# Whirling Dervish tessellation

The other side of me is the carver, 3D instead of digital artwork. I came across a carving by Chouki Derrouiche, a tessellation of Whirling Dervishes carved with different woods. Spectacular. I undertook to figure out which symmetry system Chouki used to create his nested shapes. I was baffled as to which symmetry system was being used Continue reading

# Print your tessellations in 3D – with this platonic solids widget!

Don’t ask me how the software works, or about the geometry recalculations it does. I just want to share how cool this widget is. And ever so simple. Continue reading

# Dachshund Tessellation

Quite similar to one tessellation I did a few weeks ago. The Three Dogs tessellation. But this one is based on a six way rotation, group P6 rather than P3. If you have a look at both, the tails swirl around into a spiral, the Dash Hounds using 6 instances of tails, the originals using three tails. Continue reading

# Dash Hound tessellation

Quite similar to one tessellation I did a few weeks ago. The Three Dogs tessellation. But this one is based on a six way rotation, group P6 rather than P3. If you have a look at both, the tails swirl around into a spiral, the Dash Hounds using 6 instances of tails, the originals using three tails. Continue reading

# Redhead tessellation

Having a heck of a time deciding on what to call this tessellation. Redhead. Pearl J. Bailey. Crimson Cutie. Reclining Doudette. Reeboks. MJDSV. The little black dress.  Continue reading

# Soccer Kid tessellation

Found another iPad App to do tessellations. Sames rules of symmetry, but with different tools. iOrnament. I’ve only played with it for a week now, but here are a few differences and advantages listed. Continue reading

# Flower of Life tessellation

My initial encounter with the Flower of Life design, off a FB post last week.

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.

# One line, one fill, tessellation

Symmetry group P4g, a square mirror box with a four way rotation in the middle. Very constraining to build a flowing figure within such a rigid set of rules.  In the image below, starting in the middle of the square, the “x” indicates the four way rotation. Continue reading

# Couch Kartoffel tessellation

Yes, Couch Kartoffel, that’s Couch Potato. A Cajun recipe. A melding of the dog and the master some insightful viewer noted. Dog in control, with the remote in paw. And it’s not the TV remote, Continue reading

# The Artist tessellation

A sketch. Might clean up the lines and fills. He does look a little depressed. Poor bugger. Shit happens. Continue reading

# Cuckoo Trattoria tessellation

Please, do not go out to eat at the restaurant Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria out behind the Goats on the Roof, in Coombs, Vancouver Island, BC. Food poisoning!  Continue reading

# Hikers tessellation

Hiking in the Rockies and hiking in the Alps you meet some fine people. Good people, some chatty, some preoccupied. What struck me the most in Austria was the greeting they used. “Grüß Gott!”. Continue reading