Tessellation Tango mural at The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Tessellation Tango

Tessellation Tango mural at The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Perched high on the steep slopes of a hill overlooking Berkeley, California, The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) has a spectacular site, with a view across the bay to the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond.

Tesselation Tango mural
The two types of rhombic tiles can be arranged into a Penrose tiling.

Visitors to MSRI are also greeted by a fascinating tile mural that stretches across a wall beside the entrance to the building.  Designed by Linda Vanderkolk and Scott Frankenberger and installed in 2006, the geometric mosaic is titled Tessellation Tango.

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3 thoughts on “Tessellation Tango

  1. Just happened to see this post! If you enjoy this mosaic, you’d like seeing the one we previously did indoors at Ivy Hall (a continuous long loop between their first & second floors), for Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana, using 6 different tile patterns
    …And it was great fun designing, creating and installing them.
    I’ve also created environmental mosaics at schools using recycled nature images under glass as the tesserae: “Ice Pie” and “Ice Pie Spirals”

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