Recently, I’ve noticed bird shapes in my tessellations.
I’m sure they’ve been there all the time . . . I just started REALLY noticing them.
I decided to work through the patterns in my library to see how often they turn up.
Here’s a flock of birds in flight.
I came across these guys while working on “Prayer Shawls, All.” There’s another set of birds hiding in the background. They show up when I change the background color.
This is similar to the first flock, except the wings are raised higher.
These are packed pretty tight. Let’s say I “loosen ’em up” a little with alternate colors and a background change.
If you turn the previous pattern on its side, you get another set of birds.
Again, there’s a second set of birds hidden in the background. Change the background, and they appear.
This is the same bird shape as in 1-1-2-2, with added space.
This is the same bird shape as before, but the background is different.
When you turn the previous pattern on its side, you get this:
This pattern is similar to 1-4-1-4, without the second set of birds lurking in the background.
I do believe this bears looking into. I’m sure there are lots more to come.
I propose to collect these bird tessellations in a “Book of Birds.” What do you think of the idea??