I was working over at MIT today and brought the print I made overnight so that I could sand it after it cured:
Occasionally there’s a grad student that I chat with and he walked by today and asked what the print was. I showed him the “juggling roots” from the John Baez tweet:
Here are the two recent projects that we’ve done after seeing that tweet.
Seeing the rotating roots, he said “Oh, that’s related to the Aztec diamond tilings.” Unfortunately he had to run to a meeting so I didn’t get to learn what the relationship was.
But . . . here’s a picture of the Aztec diamond:
Here are a few of the projects that we’ve done on the Aztec diamond tilings:
It is funny the relationships you see when you know what you are looking at. I don’t see the connection, but I’m excited to learn what it is!