Bridges 2012 Regular Paper
Introducing the Use of the Primary Isosceles Triangles of Regular Polygons to Produce Self Similar Patterns
(Proceedings pages 337–344)
The patterns produced in this work use the basic geometry of the
circle, regular polygon and similar triangles as studied in most
schools. In an attempt to focus on the artistic application the
mathematics will be stated and not explained in any great detail.
This introduction describes the ideas and general approach. I aim
to explore the symmetries of groups of polygons from an equilateral
triangle up to the regular 36 sided polygon. The remainder of the
paper illustrates some of the progress made to date with examples
of the artwork. I have chosen a theme of early English Celtic Art
as a style of decoration.