Interlocking and Interweaving

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From hair braids to baskets to checkerboards we use designs that interlock and interweave. The basket weave unifies not only the materials but also the basket’s design. There are many interweaving patterns. But, they begin simply with an over-under, in-and-out … Continued

Pattern, The Bridge between Realism and Abstraction

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Our ability to recognize patterns and convert them into useable, purposeful and decorative material has thousands of years of history. Much of it began in the Middle East.  In 15th through 17th  centuries Persian patterns had become formalized, from Islamic … Continued

Shape Shifting Perspectives

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If you and I were to go back to the earliest purposeful distortions of linear perspective we would look at ancient Greece and the construction of the Parthenon. The designers knew that the building could appear longer if the viewer … Continued