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Gardner Iterates | by Bruce Torrence
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Gardner Iterates

Successive deflations of a configuration of five kites (upper left) produce a kite and dart tiling with fivefold rotational symmetry. Individual tiles are shaded according to a sampling of the "pixels behind them" in a photo of Martin Gardner. The seventh iteration is shown twice at the end (the final image on the lower right is the same as the one to its left, excpet the edges of the individual polygons are not shown). This seventh iterate was used to create this portrait.

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Taken on June 15, 2011