Monday, May 30, 2011

Contemplative art

As I have said, I am making a game based on a maths activity that I used to use with my primary school grades.  But I am finding that it is good for adults too, especially ones who like making mandalas.
The Pattern Blocks will not make rectangles, if you use all the shapes, and tend to take you into mandala territory, especially if you do not have a plan in mind as you start.
So my game is proving to be a good contemplative activity.
When I was teaching, I loved the activity and the way it could be used by the children to produce all sorts of examples.  I don't think I would have thought of making this version if I hadn't loved using Pattern Blocks myself.

I have only used 5 of the 6 shapes (I didn't use the triangle) but it looks like more because they are double-sided.

This is the same design as the first image, I have simply turned over some of the pieces.  You can see a small piece waiting to be used.

The same piece, added to.

The same as above, just some pieces turned over.

1 comment:

parlance said...

They are beautiful!