Tessellation chessboards by Kevin Lee Art Gallery: Escher-style Tessellations in Real Materials like wood, clay, ceramics, and plastic Lego pieces Bruce Bilney's tessellation of the australian continent, carved into a jewelry box lid

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Wooden Chessboard: Kangaroo and Continent Tessellation
by Bruce Bilney

chessboard: a kangaroo and australian continent tessellation carved from thin plywood by a laser

Check out this chessboard by Australian Bruce Bilney. The Australian continent-shaped tiles in white and dark wood should be easy to identify. Nestled between them, however, are harder-to-see tan kangaroos facing left on the lower half of the board and facing right on the upper half of the board. Notice that although the kangaroos change direction, the continents do not. Clever, eh? See more of Bruce Bilney's tessellation art by clicking here. See his wooden jewelry box with a tessellation of Australia (the continent) by clicking here.