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
These designs were structured using different symmetry groups, but using similar arcs pinned in a specific location. It creates a pleasing gradation enhanced with a colour blend.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Similar topic — similar colour scheme. Great combinations and potential. And of course, one of my favourite topics — the dogs in our homes.Continue reading
The possibilities are endless with this design. Truly had fun designing this one. The fins are great for those challenging areas within symmetry group P1. Would look interesting on fishing gear!Continue reading
Originally sketched in 2016, this Tessellation I’ve redone quite a few times. As I get better skills with the software, I try new versions. This will be the third version, and this time done entirely on the iPad.
For someone that doesn’t go out fishing, I’ve done quite a few tessellations on the topic. I made a quick inventory, and it raises my eyebrows. Maybe I terribly appreciate those that go out there fishing for me. Mmmmm, salmon, smoked salmon! Halibut. Shrimp. Bro should move out here and be my supplier eh?
Eck Master makes another appearance
Lai Tsi was an Eckankar Master from ancient China. He is easily recognized by his pointy little red hat. That is exactly what happened while I was sketching, tweaking a line in KaleidoPaint. Once I see a possibility, I run with it. Go with the flow, follow the hints and I will eventually find a way. A long process of give and take so that both sides are happy.Continue reading
Sounds line a shady drug-addicted character in a questionable part of town. But no, LOL. It’s a tessellation pattern accomplished with just one line!Continue reading
Once in a while, a design pops up in my field of view. Eyebrows rise and I immediately try to figure out how it is built. Which symmetry group? How many lines? I spotted this vase from Paula Diaz-Sylvester on Facebook. A beautiful mesh that intertwines across the surface, entirely made up of circles.Continue reading
Originally designed this Canada Geese tessellation in the 90s. No giclée prints back then, it was complex screen printing. Multiple layers of ink over many days allowing drying time in between. The original print was huge, my biggest sheet of archival paper ever. The frames that stretched the fine mesh and stencils were big and cumbersome. But that was not my biggest problem.Continue reading