Real-World Tessellations

Robert W. Fathauer
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 107–112 Regular Papers


We present photographs of natural and synthetic tessellations taken over a period of several years in locations around the world. We give several examples that illustrate how and where tessellations arise in the real world. Line drawings of tessellations based on the photographs are included in some cases to make points about the characteristics of the tessellation.