Humanoid Tesselation

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  • Humanoid Tesselation
  • These are examples of tesselations I created last year. Presented in groups of four (see above) so you can see how they work. Below you can see the colored computer images of some of the designs.
  • Castell
  • Named after the Catalan acrobats who build human towers. With this project I wanted to figure out what other patterns could be derived from one tesselation pattern.
  • Here some of the characters are flipped over their horizontal axis.
  • And here the Castellers build their tower.
  • Totem Triad
  • These silkscreen prints are based on the 'Totem Triad' characters you can see below. They are a family of three and each member is based on a distinctly different mathematical substrate.
  • Vitruvian Men
  • This project is derived from the tesselation you can see below. By adding a few extra characters it is possible to make very basic geometric shapes like a triangle and a square, and you can also connect them.
    the name 'Vitruvian Men' is derived from Roman architect Vitruvius, who saw the workings of the human body as an analogy for the workings of the universe. In that sence architecture was a study of the proportions of the human body.
  • By using one character as a hinge you can make 3d shapes. Here you see the Platonic solids.
  • Shapeshifters
  • This is a grid of characters in which the volume of each character stays the same but the shape is changing all the time. The top can be connected to the bottom (if it would be made of a more flexible material than wood).