Lecturer in Design Theory
School of Design, University of Leeds
As a designer I am fascinated by the fundamental concept of symmetry and its varied interdisciplinary applications. This recent work explores the possibilities of patterns repeating in three-dimensions, around the faces of mathematical solids.
300 x 300 mm
Painted and etched wood composite
This piece was created through manipulation of the virology-inspired tiling used in the patterned rhombic triacontahedron Reidun #1, shown at the Bridges Art exhibit in Pécs 2010. Inspired by a novel approach to the description of viral capsid assembly proposed by Reidun Twarock, the faces of this rhombic triacontahedron are tessellated with kites, darts and rhombs. The Islamic-inspired design was developed from biological imagery, which is reminiscent of Islamic interlace patterns. The tiling has been manipulated in the plane to form a p6m repeating design.
300 x 300 mm
Painted and etched hardboard
This design was developed from biological imagery sourced during an investigation into virus structures. Inspired largely by the work of Reidun Twarock, who proposed a novel approach to virus capsid structure based on tiling theory, the tile originally formed a component of the patterned rhombic triacontahedron Reidun #4, and has been manipulated to form a p6m tessellation.