The glide reflection motif of jet airplanes in this image was created a few years ago. I referenced it in an earlier blog. It was inspired by a flyover and roll from two F4H Phantom jets when I was about ten years old and working in the garden at my grandparents home in Indiana. It was like a private air show! The pilots must have seen me waving my garden hoe feverishly in the sunlight from a distance and as they flew over they did a roll for me no more than a few hundred feet from the ground! I could see the pilots in the cockpits. That was a very cool thing they did for me. I was yelling and my grandmother came out of the house to see what the commotion was all about. For this drawings I had been working on an idea that had a farmhouse and a garden below the jets but that idea didn't seem as interesting as the jets flying in opposite directions with contrasting backgrounds out of the page. So I combined the glide refection motif of the jets with a landscape and mirror reflection of a village in the background. I drew this design on mylar with Stabilo pencils.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 40 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.