Sha Kua

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Sha Kua

In this tessellation, sharks arise from the deep sea vents and circle menacingly at the surface. The name of the tessellation refers to the Ba Gua, a Chinese religious motif incorporating the eight trigrams of the I Ching, arranged octagonally around a symbol denoting the balance of yin and yang, or around a mirror. In this case it is printed on a reflective silver aluminium panel, so is both mirror and motif.