Yoshiaki Araki

Japan Tessellation Design Association
Tokyo, JAPAN

Tessellation is one of the best ways to illustrate mathematical natures of the shapes/spaces by repeating the congruent figures along them.

I have been pursuing tessellation design of shapes/spaces to attract wide range of audiences with recognizable figures familiar to them such as animals.

My recent focus is to show how complex tessellation patterns are generated by simple rules. Substitution tiling is one of the simplest methods of tessellation, sometime with fractal boundaries.

Fractal Salamanders, 4th iteration
30 x 30 cm

Salamander-like creatures are accidentally generated by a substitution tiling among three types of rhombi those angles are 30, 60 and 90 degree respectively. The image is a result of fourth iteration starting from a rhombus with 60 degree angle.

This work is presented as a collaboration work with Asao TOKOLO at an art exhibition, CONNECT, held during Oct 16- Dec 31, 2017 in Tokyo.