This paper examines the development and use of vocabularies of shapes constructed using geometric principles as a basis for ornamental pattern design.
Posts Tagged: geometric
Timelapse geometric drawings for the Qatar National Library
Earlier this year the Qatar National Library opened a new permanent exhibition of artefacts from it’s Heritage Library collection. I was commissioned to make three timelapse videos demonstrating the construction of geometric designs featured in particular artefacts, to be displayed alongside the original pieces. In order to create the films I analysed and reconstructed the… Read more »
Exploring geometric tilings with ruler and compass
Inspired by Professor Miroslaw Majewski’s exploration of the pattern above left, seen at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, I have developed a practical ruler and compass construction method which allows for the creation of a set of tiles which can be configured in numerous ways, giving rise to a whole range of patterns. Working through… Read more »
Analysis of a geometric pattern from the Alhambra Palace
I haven’t posted on here for some time due to being immersed in studying and practicing geometry. One of the aspects I’ve found most rewarding and stimulating is the process of analysing and reconstructing a pattern. It’s done wonders for the development of my understanding of geometric proportions and pattern making.
Lady of Shalott screenprint
Here are some photos of a screenprint I was recently commissioned to create of the first two verses of The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Tennyson. It’s a one-off screenprint printed onto Fabriano Rosapina 285gsm in silver and black ink.
MC Escher & Meshuggah : Mathematics in space and time
Now that I’m borderline obsessed with geometric design after my course at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, it’s clear to me that geometry has not only always underpinned my work but underpins the way the world works. I’ve come across lots of geometric art recently but I wanted to start by posting work from… Read more »