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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
You see? This is where my hands naturally fall in place. Right here. These jacket designers went and put the pockets way back there, as if I’m a gunslinger reaching for my Colts. Continue reading
It is difficult to tell the difference between a raven and a crow. Un corbeau ou une corneille. Corvus corax & corvus brachyrhynchos, corvus caurinus on the Island here. Or the white ravens in Qualicum Beach!
- A raven is bigger than a crow. Maybe 25% bigger?
- A raven has a ruffled throat, wicked haidoo, and stronger thicker beak than a crow… Continue reading
The canines reluctantly agreed to pose, for a fee, with the product they were modelling for. Continue reading
A quickie tessellation in group Pg, built around two parallel, but different glide reflections. One of my critics said Continue reading
A fantasy creature I sketched a few years ago. Refined it recently. All is not as it seems at first glance. Continue reading
Drew a slew of these dog packs. A line symmetry system instead of a plane symmetry system. Built on a vertical stack of glide reflected dogs. Peacefully snoring, on her back, Continue reading