For St. George and William

St George’s Day falls on April 23rd. and is also thought to be Shakespeare’s birthday, though there is an uncertainty of about 1 day in the latter, we only have the date of his Baptism, I believe. This year, the date falls in Easter Week when Derbyshire schools are on holiday and Celebrating Cromford will be celebrating with an afternoon street party on Scarthin Promenade. I’m looking for a suitable tessellation both for the Knight and for the Bard. I think I’ll employ squares for England’s patron Knight and triangles for his more rounded but rousing celebrant, who would have been 450 this year

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

Below I show a second stab at a three by three portion of his tessellation in Flag Colours, on a field of green. Chinese Lattice Labyrinth (23,4) – Americans can reflect the pattern to produce  Labyrinth (4,23). I’ll have a stab at Shakespeare’s birthdaty, or at his age in triangles in a day or two. Tomorrow we’re meeting to convert sheets into knightly costume.

Chinese(23,4)GeorgeFinalThere’s still a hint of you-know-what about that one; I’ll see if I can do better.


About davescarthin

After terminating academic and local government careers, long an independent bookseller/publisher at Scarthin Books, Cromford, Derbyshire, UK. An antiquarian bookseller in two senses, I now have more time to be an annuated independent post-doc, developing the long dormant topic of lattice labyrinth tessellations - both a mathematical recreation and a source of compelling practical tiling and textile designs. Presenting a paper and experiencing so many others at Bridges Seoul 2014 Mathart conference was a great treat, as were the spirited MathsJam Annual Conferences in November 2016 and 2017. I'm building up to a more academic journal paper and trying hard to find practical outlets in graphic design and landscape architecture. I submitted 8 ft square tiling designs to the Wirksworth Festival Art and Architecture Trail in 2016 and 2017. I love giving illustrated talks, tailored to the audience. Get in touch to commission or to collaborate.
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