Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Square and Triangle Sunburst

I was attracted to this pattern because it's simple shapes lead to an interesting structure.  Like similar patterns, this one can be constructed with easily understandable wedges.  In this case, there are 12 wedges that are connected to the central dodecagon (comprised of the hexagon, 6 triangles, and 6 squares).  Each narrow wedge is constructed from alternating layers of triangles and squares.  One way to spot a wedge is to look for the squares with the same orientation.  I chose to include the layer with 4 squares to make the wedge construction clearer.

Perhaps, it best as a polygon doodle (in Tileland).  Breaking the patterns can be as much fun as making them...

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