(Don't confuse it with the anti-sobriety organization of the same name. The Make A Fish foundation is all about encouraging everyone to do art, no matter what their age, profession, or self-assessed skill level. That other group is about getting people to drink like fish.)
The Make A Fish Foundation works in lots of ways to encourage everyone to do art. At events like "Burning Man" and smaller art festivals, they give people half-fishnessed tessellations and ask people to paint or draw the missing fish...or make dance floors of tessellated plywood or linoleum fish tiles made by the public; they alsodecorate buildings with fish tiles made by the public... sometimes unsilghtly buildings; sometimes ordinary buildings like barns and silos. MAF is even working on a fish tessellation coloring, papercraft, and activity book!
This fish tessellation will change a little before the Make A Fish Foundation uses it. We will remove a few of the fish, so the public can have fun drawing in new fish to finish (fishness?) this picture.
You'll notice that this tessellation is far from perfect. My point is not to show perfect art, but to show you that you can do it; it doesn't have to be perfect. Can you see that the fish aren't exactly the same? Not even the outlines are precisely the same. Even in tessellation where precision often counts for a lot, the art can still be beautiful eeeeven if it's not as perfect as an engineer's drawing. In this tessellation, I even forgot to put in some "arm" fins, in the top row. Can you find 'em?
Some people may recognize what they think is a symbol of Freemasonry, in the lower-right corner of the picture. This is my trademark symbol, not a Freemason symbol. The Freemason's symbol has a "G" in the center. The "G" stands for something that I don't stand for. However, I do like the constructiveness and science implied by the compass and square. Can you see my initials, S. A. B., in this symbol? ~~Seth, June, 2014