In a Tessellated House

Two different tessellations are employed here. A fish with folded-over tail is a motif Escher also used, though the symmetries are different in this design. A photo-rendered version of the motif is used as a fishing trophy. Mathematicians classify tessellations as belonging to different "wallpaper groups"; the brass trophy plaque states the group name of the fish design used for the wallpaper in this imaginary house. The floor tiles are a metamorphosis from elongated hexagons to cats. "In a Tessellated House" is a limited edition of 50 prints executed in 2005; the image size is 13 1/2" x 15".

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Copyright 2005 Robert Fathauer