P6m. Not my favourite. Actually, it’s at the bottom of my list in symmetry groups. But, you gotta do what you gotta do. Every symmetry group studied and used for a few good tessellations. The one I’ve done before, that I truly like, is the Notched Louis Cubes (5th one down on that page). There’s not much you can place inside a sliver of a triangle, twelve repeats inside a hexagon, and have it make sense.
Last week it was the kindly old gentleman Bernie and his Mittens that appeared in my tessellations. This week, another kindly old gentleman, St Francis of Assisi. Weird. Probably an unconscious knee-jerk response to the tessellation from the week before that, DT=DT, was kind of mind-numbing. I’m balanced now!
I’m new to this meme movement. Just learned how to pronounce the word a while ago. Looks like the French word même. Not the same. Here is my first meme, as a tessellation of course. Bernie Sander’s Mittens. Enjoy the various stages of the creation process.
It started off quite innocently. Futzing with a geometric construct from a few months ago. Watching the news, drinking my morning coffee. Sometimes I don’t know where these ideas come from, I just sense that my process might get me somewhere. Let the flow of intuition come. I kept on saving progress shots, 12 of them. And I can tell you, I was quite surprised at the outcome. Cathartic as I’ve heard.
Art of Where is a print on demand (POD) company in Montréal Canada. They offer quite a selection of products with artist’s uploaded creations. I urge you to check out the available and quite affordable merchandise, you might find something you like! My best sellers are the Biker’s Beanies!
This symmetry system has got to be my least favourite of all seventeen groups. Four different mirrors forming a box. Ew. The House of Mirrors in horror movies. It can be useful if you’re trying to tessellate four different characters that all have bilateral symmetry.
Surprisingly, I never would have thought that this symmetry group would end up being a favourite. A tight area where a 6-fold rotation occurs, at the corner of a triangle. The other two corners offer 3 way rotation and 2 way rotation. This repeated 6 times in a hexagon. This is the nerdy way to explain it, not really the best way. Twenty five in the slideshow below!
A few nested shape tessellations and quite a few patterns, bones and skulls and skeletons. All done up using the more complex symmetry arrangements I love to use. The simple patterns being the rather common stacks, half brick and tossed or random layouts. Maybe it’s because it’s October and Hallowe’en is looming.
Kinda difficult not to be affected by the main topic on the world stage this year. I have watched the news, read the news, lived the news like everyone else. It would be nice to forget everything, but we need to get through this, for some unknown reason. As such, below, are my Covid (un)-inspired sketches and completed tessellations, all together now. Isn’t that a Beatles’ tune?