Tangrammar – The Shape Game
By Hannah Watkins

Sjef van Gaalen uses the ancient Chinese shape game, Tangram, as a framework to construct these clever but simple collages.

May 14, 2014
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Sjef van Gaalen uses the ancient Chinese shape game, Tangram, as a framework to construct these clever but simple collages.

You start by dividing a square image into seven parts, called tans; a square, a parallelogram and five isosceles triangles, two large, one medium and two small. You then re-arrange the pieces to form a specific shape, but there is one rule; do not overlap them!

Sjef van Gaalen uses images of everyday objects and slices them into the Tangram configuration, re-building his objects to create new forms and shifting their context entirely. A simple but very effective idea!

Check out the entire collection on Tangrammar.


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