in Medan, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia June, 2013
Oh NOOOooo! They did it AGAIN! Ms. Widya Huang's Batari School 4th Grade math class students have made a fresh batch of tessellation art, less than a month after we published their first batch. Yay! Keep'em coming, please! Enjoy this Escher-style tessellation art.
Students used the paper cut method shown on www.tessellations.org.
Click on any Polaroid™ picture below to see a large version of it on a separate page.
Much of the beautiful symmetry art on this page is... and is not... tessellation. As abstract shapes,
they tessellate: they cover a flat area without gaps or overlaps, like bricks do. If we think of them slightly differently, though-- as faces or animals-- many of these "tessellations" don't tessellate because parts of the faces or animals are hidden. They overlap. Tessellations must always be entirely without gaps & overlaps.
Art rules are a bit tricky and subjective, aren't they.