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Mount Vernon Quilt #6
|| 11/7/2007 || 11:15 am || Comments Off || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
mountvernonquilt6 Mount Vernon Quilt #6

Using this portion of Mount Vernon Quilt #5, I created a derivative tessellation to create this fractal map.

This series of maps is one of my more unique endeavors. From #2 onwards, each was a created from a tessellated portion from the previous map. This recursive tessellation process created a more crystalline map with more lines of symmetry. The projection process was octagon, diamond, dodecagon, hexagon, octagon, and finally, a diamond.

The most important of all the maps was actually the first. From this map I was able to obtain my intended focal point of the mapping process, the Washington Monument of Baltimore. By tessellating that portion, I began the process of narrowing the scope of each subsequent tessellation to the area around the monument. What became clearly evident is the blue rooftop of the Peabody Institute and the unique geometry of the park. The hardest step in the tessellation process became finding the spot on the map that had the most monuments in it. The next time I do a series like this I am going have a set spot on the map that I will tessellate, as opposed to the current method which is a bit more random.

View the Google Map of the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland

: detail :
mountvernonquilt6 cut Mount Vernon Quilt #6

View the rest of the details:

: detail :
mountvernonquilt6 cut2 Mount Vernon Quilt #6
: zoom out from center :
mountvernonquilt6 zoom Mount Vernon Quilt #6
: zoom to center :
mountvernonquilt6 zoom2 Mount Vernon Quilt #6

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Posted in: Baltimore, Diamond, Fractal, Location, Maryland, Quilt, Renderings
Last edited by Nikolas Schiller on 5/18/2010 at 5:05 pm



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