MAA Found Math for the Week of February 11, 2013
MAA FOUND MATH: "Inlaid Wooden Boxes of Makoto Nakamura's Tessellations," by Kevin Lee (Normandale Community College) was awarded Best textile, sculpture, or other medium at the 2013 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.
According to the official awards announcement:
"The inlaid wooden box is 4 x 4 x 4 inches, made of cherry, maple, walnut, oak, butternut, and mahogany (2012). 'For many years I have been working on software to create Escher-like tessellations of the plane,' writes Lee. 'My most recent program, in addition to being able to create thirty-three types of tessellations, can generate files to control a laser cutter. Makoto Nakamura has created a collection of tessellation designs that rival M. C. Escherís collection. The six designs on this box represent the asymmetric, isohedral Heesch tile types: TCCTC, TG1G2TG2G1, TCCTGG, C3C3C3C3C3C3, and CC4C4C4C4.'"
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