Here, from time to time, I try to draw together a few threads and give a flavour of what I've been up to.

Tuesday
Jun132017

The Wisdom of Patterns

The studio is full of patterns.   Each brings wisdom......

"Surprise", print on Japanese paper, 48 x 30 cm. 

Complexity can arise quickly from simplicity: A surprising pattern is made when a simple array of 600 triangles is printed once and then a second time with a slight rotation relative to the first. 

 

A thing can appear quite different according to the perspective you take. Observing this concertina form directly, the viewer sees a patchwork of triangles; When viewed askance from the left and then the right, complementary waveforms emerge. Each time the assortment of triangles is the same, but the effect is different.