Ichiro Tanioka

Kobe Design University and Japan Tessellation Design Association

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.
My recent focus is on extension of my triangular puzzle, Mt.Fuji and Kakigori.

Snail, Snow man, Sun flower
Snail, Snow man, Sun flower
35 x 50 x 1 cm

Original design of these artworks were made with the monochrome triangular puzzle. This time we utilize multiple type of pieces colored in red, yellow, green, blue, transparent and black to demonstrate enhancement of expression capability.