Briony Thomas, Adam Arstall and Motiejus Valiunas

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds; Faculty of Mathematics, University of Oxford; Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge



As a designer, with a background in textiles, I am fascinated by the fundamental concept of symmetry and its application in the creation of patterns. This recent work explores the possibilities of patterns repeating in three-dimensions, around the faces of mathematical solids


Image for entry 'Reidun #2'

Reidun #2

367 x 300 mm

Painted and etched hardboard


This piece was created through manipulation of the virology-inspired tiling used in Reidun #1. The tiling has been manipulated in the plane to form a p6m repeating design.
Image for entry 'Reidun #1'

Reidun #1

170 x 160 x 155 mm

Painted and etched wood composite


Inspired by a novel approach to the description of viral capsid assembly proposed by Twarock, the faces of this rhombic triacontahedron are tessellated with kites, darts and rhombs. The Islamic-inspired design used on the two types of face tiles was also inspired by biological imagery adapted by Twarock, which is reminiscent of Islamic interlace patterns.