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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: "The entrance to the Downsview subway station in Toronto presents visitors with a striking vista. A vast mosaic of square tiles sweeps across a curved wall, inviting viewers to trace its lines and ponder intriguing irregularities in its color scheme of blues, greens, roses, and other hues... The artist is Arlene Stamp, now a resident of Calgary, Alberta. In 1993, at the height of her interest in nonperiodic patterns, she was intrigued by the possibility of using such designs in public spaces for enlivening large areas, such as floors and walls, more often covered with simple, repeating motifs..."

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Pi, Symmetry/Tessellations, Art, Architecture

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