Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tessellations by Daniel Wyllie

Daniel Wyllie creates wonderful tessellations, which got First prize in Tess Contest 2006 and Grand prize in Tess Contest 2007. His tesselations are designed in classic Escher style with animals, faces a other artistic figures as main characters.

Grand prize in Tess Contest 2007


Last Laugh

Mad dog

First prize in Tess Contest 2006

Faces In a Flower

Stork And Cougar

Friday, November 9, 2007


Kaleidocycle consists of at least 6 tetrahedrons joined into chain, which head connected to it's tail. In the case of at least 8 tetrahedra it has the interesting property that it can be turned through its center in a continuous motion.

In the book "M.C.Escher kaleidocycles" (1977) the mathematician Doris Schattschneider and the graphic designer Wallace Walker showed how to cover kaleidocycles continuously with repeating patterns designed by Dutch artist M.C. Escher. It should be noted that in the work of Escher himself kaleidocycles do not appear.

Below you can see two examples of kaleidocycles decorated with Escher's tessellations.

The most comprehensive site about kaleidocycles is