Escher style Geometry Art tessellation gallery









toaster theme tessellation art by a beginner. Note the overlaps.
toaster theme tessellation art by a beginner. Note the overlaps.

TOASTERS by Andrew T

Andrew says, "I was making a last minute shape and after I tessellated it, it sort of looked like toasters and I drew in details and Viola! Toasters!"

I'm particularly interested to see this tessellation because I often use toasters as an example of a tessellation theme that's too difficult for beginners (because it's a rigid, familiar, inflexible shape).

a toaster is a poor motif for a tessellation because its outline is rigid and familiar

The coloring and outline are strong and help the audience separate one tile from the others. Well done, Andrew.

One thing to watch out for, though: the definition of a tessellation is that it mustn't have, nor imply, any overlapping. NO OVERLAPPING ALLOWED. This is Andrew's first try at a tessellation, so we should be as forgiving and encouraging as possible, but this piece does have overlaps. Let's look forward to Andrew's next tessellation, and everybody remember: no overlapping, please!