The following describes the process and development for this image. A long time ago and I hate to admit this but in 2001 I created the layout for this image. In fact this was one of the first images I sent to Andrew Crompton for his website People Doing Tessellations. So I dated it and drew this on tracing paper and then put it away in one of my portfolio notebooks. Well I had always wanted to make this a color drawing. I finally decided that I would finish it. Why it took me so long I do not know. Its possible that I remembered the image of the barn and had just completed Almost Extinct earlier this month. So there are two images and tessellations that include barns! The Figure 1 depicts the original image from 2001. Figure 2 depicts the colorized version with a few changes or edits.
I have many unfinished projects. I hope to be able to continue to complete the old ones and also generate some new tessellations to incorporate into my artwork. This blog gives me a way to convey my ideas and hopefully inspire others into trying their hand at creating tessellation patterns. I know that my work normally tells a picture story. That's not to say that the pure form of creating tessellations is not valuable. It is very valuable and very interesting especially the beautiful work we can see from many websites dedicated to this artform.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 40 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.