Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Dodecagon Elaboration

Here we have octagons and triangles making up the majority of the pattern. The blue hexagons just fill in the centres of the patterns. The pattern comes from combining a number of discs like the one found in sun-spot. At a larger scale the discs can be thought of as dodecagons and the large triangular shaped that have six point triangles in them can thought as triangles. With just the dodecagons and triangles we are left with a simple pattern where there are no gaps and the vertices are all the same: two decagons and one triangle. The orange and purple of the octagons makes it more difficult to see the elaboration especially since the discs eight-way symmetry is highlighted not the twelve-way symmetry.

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