Nascer do sol do jardim


Tessellation of dried branches at Quinta da Boa Vista, Funchal, Madeira. A single live flower added. It is reminiscent of rebirth of a garden in the spring.

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Repeated folding and reconnections of a portion of the original image. The blossom is also a tessellation.

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Wow, this is fascinating. I had to look up Tessellation. I like the concept very much. I think it would be interesting to see your original images that you started with and learn the technique you used. Nice work.


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Thanks David.

I have some images in my ToDo file taken especially for tessellations. When I get into that state of mind I’ll remember to save all the pieces and post them from beginning to end. The creations start with a particular image, or section of image, but I never know where they will end. It’s a lot of playing around, adding here, deleting there, folding once, joining twice, etc.

A trekking trip in Nepal and the workshop of Katmandu artists creating Buddhist Mandalas was the inspiration. M.C. Escher is another source for stimulation, as is Robert Fathauer’s work done of computers.

You should look at the work of Connar Kellogg -

and, Janet Towbin.

as well as John Paul Caponigro;

I have another in the Flora Showcase

Acer palmatum (Japanese maple)

and in the same are two sensational images by John Teti;

Nature Remix 2021

Nature Composite 2021

Have some fun,


“What immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful symmetry?” What’s not to like about tessellations? In the bathroom, on the butterfly, in the mosque … But making your own like this is “far out”. Paul, you’ve inspired me with this and your other contribution, and thanks for the links too. My daughter-in-law makes mandalas from flower petals sometimes. I’ll keep quiet now, just adding thanks for the fascinating shot!

Wow…this one needs to be seen large to be appreciated. The repeating pattern of jangly sticks is mesmerizing and the orange flower is the perfect counterpoint. So creative and different.

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Now this is very cool looking. It was an inspired choice to mix color and B&W, it elevates the image significantly. Very creative vision and processing Paul, I love this image.

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@Ed_McGuirk Thank you. I very much enjoy doing these. They start with a slice of an image that’s interesting, and then I never know where they will end.