Reviving Classic Designs

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In 1559 Pieter Bruegel the Elder understood a principle now known as “gradient shift” which means:  patterns not only get smaller in the size of their parts as they appear to recede but also lose edge acuity, lose complexity, and … Continued

Autumn Patchwork

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Colors and the patterns that hold them are highly associative.  Colors are freighted with meaning from “seeing RED” to “I see a patch of red” can signal a vast range of emotion.  The associative power of color can be personal … Continued

Tracing Design across Time

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Occasionally I find a new seam of gold in a mine in which I have previously dug.  With that in mind I now re-examine a familiar design form. When Thomas Cole painted his exhibition version of the The Oxbow in … Continued