Seeing Patterns, From China and Japan

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Long ago those calligraphic leaf shapes made with single strokes lured me to look at Chinese porcelain bowls and plates. They were so old and yet so vivid and so lively.  From them I turned to examining 1000 year old … Continued

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

City Perspectives

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Ancient Roman artists painted cities with a three dimensional feeling of space. The allure of layered cities with geometric volume has captivated artists for thousands of years. In the Renaissance Giotto tried building convincing city spaces but, without a firm … Continued