elephant theme tessellation art: a wooden puzzle by guest artist Bruce Bilney, laser-carved by Kevin Lee Art Gallery: Escher-style Tessellations in Real Materials Escher-inspired fish tessellation art in a handmade dish

Real materials 21:
Angelfish Interwoven



Angelfish woven from long grasses tessellate


This tessellation art came about by accident. My landlord had some houseguests-- a cultural anthropologist & an astrophysicist-- who wove the "fish" you see here from long blades of grass or palmtree leaves. If you'd like to make some yourself, here are instructions: YouTube video, written lesson.

They left the woven Thai fish toys, each about five inches / 10cm long, on the ground & forgot about them. I passed by, and thought to myself, "Those would tessellate nicely if their fins were a little longer." So I photographed them, photoshopped their little fins, & let them swim around here for your enjoyment.

~~ Seth Bareiss June 10, 2012

Heesch type = GGGG (assuming all fins are pointy triangles);
TGGGG (assuming the fins are rectangular)