A Golden Tessellation

golden tiling

This tessellation can be viewed in at least two ways: it can be seen as being composed of overlapping octagons which are equilateral, but not equiangular — or it can be viewed as a periodically-repeating pattern of golden gnomons, as well as golden triangles of two different sizes. Both golden triangles and golden gnomons are isosceles triangles with sides in the golden ratio, but golden triangles are acute, while golden gnomons are obtuse.

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