Sunday, June 7, 2015
If this were a drawing instead of a photo of a cactus, you could comment on the incredible talent of the artist in creating a tessellation pattern. Tessellation is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes called tiles, with no overlaps or gaps. You can see exactly the same type of design in the drawings of M. C. Escher. See for example, Tesselations.org. When you are looking at the world around you, do you see the patterns and the correspondence of those patterns to the deeper considerations of science, technology and religion? How much of what we see around us goes unnoticed?