an artistic hexagonal tessellation of elephants
from well-known tessellation artist Bruce Bilney of Australia

Bruce Bilney's elephant motif tessellation art based on tessellating triangles

If you've done tessellations before, you know that many tessellation artists start with a simple geometric shape that they know will tessellate, and then just alter its outline until it starts to resemble something else, like an animal or a toaster.

The piece at left is based on parallelograms, if you look at it one way... six-pointed Stars of David if you consider it another way, and hexagons if you look at yet another way. Can you see those parallelograms, stars, and hexagons?

You can see much more of Bruce Bilney's tessellation art at his website, Ozzigami.com.au