# 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

# 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

# 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

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

# 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

# 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

# Brodie’s new jacket tessellation

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

# Raven’s Zen tessellation

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