Art Gallery: Escher-style Tessellations in Real Materials like wood, clay, ceramics, and plastic Lego pieces

Real materials 29:
KANGAROO TESSELLATION ON A SIDEWALK



Ever look at a sidewalk covered with dirt, grunge, or mold and wonder how to make it shiny-clean again? Most people use a water blaster, sand blaster, or bleach+water+broom. Bruce Bilney looked at a dirty sidewalk and said, "Hey, that's a canvas waiting for art." He cut a large kangaroo tessellation tile from linoleum flooring. You can see the negative and positive cut from linoleum flooring in the foreground of the right-hand photo, below. Bruce then laid the linoleum on the sidewalk and blasted it with water. The result is Bruce Bilney's famous "two roos" kangaroo tessellation etched onto the sidewalk in front of the house of his friend, Jonet Ford.



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