IMPOSSELLATIONS

A collection of works based upon Penrose tiles. It is extraordinary how such simple shapes can be tiled to generate complex patterns that never exactly repeat. 

It is also extraordinary that when these patterns are coloured according to simple rules, we perceive them not as flat patterns but as a dense tessellation of 'impossible objects'.

 

 
                 
     
     
     
                 
       
     
     
                 
 

Why should a book always have a 'beginning, middle and end' or a picture always have a 'figure and ground'? These are but selections of our perception and do not necessarily represent reality. The real world outside our minds is far more homogonous, without distinct or clear boundaries, like an interlocking  tessellation of impossible objects...

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