A Birthday Tessellation for Radio Derby’s tireless Jacqui White

Jacqui was so eager  to be born that she chose a date, June 18th, made up not only of two EVEN numbers but of two numbers also divisible by 3, (18,6). Though the latter divisor means that a Honeycomb Lattice Labyrinth is possible,  I got pretty badly stuck drawing the missing links graph, but after several failed attempts it finally yielded. Here is the suitably energetic result for a birthdate shared with Paul McCartney and Delia Smith. Apologies for the rather garish coloration. My colour palette is in need of education.


It seems that there are indeed many different avenues open to those born on June 18th.

P.S. Links to the how-to-do-it workbook: From the publisher, or via you-know-who , better,  from a good independent bookshop or just Google.


About davescarthin

After a brief academic and local government career, long an independent bookseller/publisher at Scarthin Books, Cromford, Derbyshire, UK. An antiquarian bookseller in two senses, now also has 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/paving and textile designs. Presenting a paper and experiencing so many others at Bridges Seoul 2014 Mathart conference was a great treat, as was the MathsJam Annual Conference in November 2016. I'm building up to a more academic journal paper and trying hard to find practical outlets in graphic design and landscape architecture. An 8 ft square tiling design was part of the Wirksworth Festival Art and Architecture Trail 2016, followed by a triangles design in 2017. I love giving illustrated talks, tailored to the audience. Get in touch to commission or to collaborate.
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