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MATH 4TH QUARTER PROJECT

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Megan Dankert

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Transcript of MATH 4TH QUARTER PROJECT

BRUCE BILNEY
Robert Fathauer was born in 1960 and began
making tessellations in 1980. He founded a business in 1993, called Tessellations, to produce puzzles based on his designs.
MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER
make your own tessellation
A Tessellation is when you cover a surface with a pattern of flat shapes so that there are no overlaps or gaps. Tessellations use one or more shapes, called tiles, to make a colorful pattern, of repeating shapes. Some may be drawn seemingly 3-D or just on one plane.
Tessellations & Tessellation Artists
By Megan Dankert and Noelle Thomas

WHAT ARE TESSELLATIONS?
Bruce Bilney makes tessellations that have Australian themes and usually
include animals. He says "I've always thought the primary attribute of
anything to be called Art is that it must at
least grab one's attention, and for a moment,
however long or short, to hold it.
When people are gazing at stereo images,
and equally when they are looking at tessellations,
they are arrested as in few other moments."
Instead of filling the whole paper with his designs, Bruce likes to leave what he calls "Wiggle Room" around his tessellations.
An example of wiggle room
"The things I want to express are so beautiful and pure"
MC Esher was born in the Netherlands and lived from1898 to 1972. He is famous for his work as a graphic artist. He made over 2000 drawings and sketches in his lifetime. He drew tessellations seeming 3-D and flat.
Esher first became interested in tessellations in 1936, when he traveled to Spain and viewed the tile patterns used in the Alhambra. He then started sketching the tiles and later said that this “was the richest source of inspiration that I have ever tapped.”
Esher didn't just draw tessellations, he also carved them. He carved a tessellation called "Regular Division of the Plane with Birds" in 1949
ROBERT FATHAUER

On a note card, cut out a shape or design on the top and right side.
tape the shape cut at the top to the bottom, as perfectly underneath as possible. Do the same for the shape cut from the right side.
Start at the top left corner , or the middle, of your construction paper and trace the shape. Then fill the whole paper with your shape. It's okay if there's a little space between each shape.
Color your design with a multi color pattern, relating to the placement of you tessellation shape.
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