The Minotaur has been a mythological creature for centuries. I remember reading about Theseus and the Minotaur many years ago during a class in literature. I made an attempt to create a small development design with the Minotaur motif. The motif grew out of my interest in mythological creatures (Icarus, centaurs and griffins etc.). I had always been a fan of the movie "The Labyrinth" since the movie used a set configured like MC Escher's "Relativity". The motif is very recent from November 2019. I decided to make a pen and ink drawing of it.
The basic design Idea was from one of the Figures in Structural Topology No. 15. The Journal was given to me by Jeffery Price from Artists Market in 2016. The paper "Super and Superb Colourings of Tilings" by Geoffrey Shepard discussed isohedral tiling and multiple coloring schemes. The mapping and mathematics in this paper is beyond my understanding but I used the IH28 tiling in black, white and gray for this motif.
Below i am attaching a pencil drawing of the development and a pen and ink drawing. I've been able to spend some quality time in my studio over the last month. Its been good to be able to reduce my back log of ideas and draw and paint much more than i have over the last year.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 40 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.