Ichiro Tanioka

Lecturer
Kobe Design University and Japan Tessellation Design Association
Kobe, JAPAN
I am interested in broad potential applications of tessellation / geometric patterns for education in lower elementary.
I have been developing various educational materials as puzzles for pupils to effectively obtain fundamental idea of geometry and art through play.
This time I present an update on my previous triangular puzzle, Mt.Fuji and Kakigori, and its demonstrative works with additional colorful and see-through pieces.
Periodic Period Flowers Arrangement
35 x 50 cm
Acryl
2016
A mosaic pattern of period flowers is drawn with 288 congruent regular triangles surrounded by a hexagonal frame.
Six different types of pieces are used for the pattern, however, the designs of the pieces are equivalent under color and rotation transformations to each other.
Stained Glass Snapper
35 x 50 cm
Acryl
2016
Another mosaic pattern with regular triangles of eight types for a snapper. Under the sunlight, colored see-through mosaic pattern sparkles and shines like stained glass frame.