Valentine’s and Crystals

No, I am not talking about Swarowski. Just a nice 2D tiling with hearts to celebrate V Day (belatedly). I created this as a followup to Fractal Valentine using Escher Web Sketch, an online tessellation resource. It is hours of fun and a good way to teach and learn (or re-learn, as in my case) space groups and suchlike.

heart-tiling1

On a personal note, I was introduced to MC Escher by Prof. Rajesh Prasad (then IT-BHU, now IIT-D) who used to to teach us symmetry elements via Escher’s tessellations – lizards and fish and geese and dolphins and what not. One of the most enjoyable classes I had as an undergrad student.

So, any guesses on the 2D space group of this tiling?

About these ads

About Karthik

Asst. professor of Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. And a bit of this and that.
This entry was posted in General, Teaching, Web Resource. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Valentine’s and Crystals

  1. Abi says:

    Oh, by the way, Karthik. … Welcome to Materialia Indica!

  2. Pingback: Space group of heart (or, dart?) tiling « Materialia Indica

Comments are closed.