how to make platonic solids

flower theme decoration on the surface of a do-it-yourself dodecahedron flat pentagons make a dodecahedron (a platonic solid)

by Markeshia R.

Is this a symmetrical flower pattern, or an abstract tessellation? I guess the answer is "both".

If we see this as a flower pattern, then the spaces between the flowers are "gaps", which aren't allowed in tessellations. If, however, this is an abstract tessellation, then those aren't "gaps", they're triangular shapes that happen to be sky blue...and this is a wonderful geometric tessellation.

Did you notice, the far sides of the eliptical shapes at the edges of the pentagons form a circle, if you pull back and look at 6 faces at a time. Now, that is clever art.