# Gábor Gondos

Originally I wanted to make special, form-breaking tiles, and first I made equilateral triangle tiles in my grandfather’s oven. Soon I made tiles with curved shapes but the high possible variation of tiling of these tiles made me think that I should make special jigsaw puzzles instead, so I do. I make puzzles with curved puzzle peaces, there are many ways of assemble, and I try to make them esthetical.

Whirling Leaves is a three-layered, transparent jigsaw puzzle.

The puzzle consists of three flower-shaped frames, one on top of
the other, each of which can be filled by small puzzle-pieces. The
three puzzle-layers can be assembled in several different ways.
The set also contains a bottom and a cover circle-plate, as well
as an annulus-frame into which the three flower-shapes fit. Each
layer can be rotated 360 degrees around.

When light shines through the differently tinted, transparent
pieces, subtractive coloration can be observed: the player can
explore this interesting phenomenon while positioning the pieces
on each other.

The completed puzzle, fastened by the plates and the annulus can
be hanged up in a window.

Mathematical basis: the hidden structure underlying the puzzle is
a simple equilateral triangle web. The two smallest pieces
symmetrically constitute a triangle, and the bigger pieces are in
fact constituted by the two smallest pieces.