Archive for the 'Geometric Art Details' Category

Alien Technology

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

In recent months I’ve been immersed in my new computational genetics job. I have been making new art: it’s only the “show and tell” part that has been neglected. Here’s a piece from this period that I like.

Click on it to see an enlarged view.
Imagining seeing it for the first time, totally out [...]

Painterly?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Over the past week I’ve been experimenting with doing more manipulation of the source image before transforming it geometrically — increasing the color saturation and using brush effects. It started with a series of English Setter pictures that I enhanced with a watercolor technique. Then, using similar techniques, I tried manipulating the color [...]

Ring of Reds Geometric Pattern in Detail

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Coming back from vacation it has been hard to find time to make designs, but last night I was expecting to play table tennis, only to discover that they were sanding the floors. So having a free evening, I made this new design. It’s another attempt to deal with a fundamental quality of [...]

Orange and Periwinkle

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Here I’ve arranged it into a nine-sided pattern with six, four and five-sided motifs. I like the way the stick and its shadow provide a strong border, and the nine sides give a definite this-side-up quality to it. While the pattern has distinct concentric zones, the orange shadow helps tie them all together. [...]

Connection Unlimited Geometric Art in detail

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

In an earlier post I alluded to the fact that source material with the highest connectivity tends to have a limited range of color. Here’s an excellent example. I took this picture of a pile of brush when we were camping in Maine. Neutral colors but lots of geometric possibilities provided by [...]

Inlaid Pattern in Eights

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

I keep discovering byproducts of my tools that allow new geometric effects.  For this design I started with a black and white checkered design and transformed it into a pattern of eights in black and white.  Then I went back and colored the checkered design, using dark colors for the black panels and lighter ones [...]

“And the Stalks Look Back” in detail

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I’m very excited about this pattern. It comes from a photo of frosty cornstalks lying in a muddy field near Cooperstown, NY, early in the morning.

The details are stunning and I think they come together in an harmonious whole. I love the way you can keep taking different paths through the work and [...]

Three Round Geometric Patterns in detail

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

This weekend I’ve been developing a template for round patterns.  Overall they are 16 sided, with three eight-sided designs along each “spoke”.  For variety, alternate spokes have variations on the eight-sided designs.  For the first time I explicitly set out to design a template that would be easy to trim around the edges, so the [...]

Pencil Pattern in Eights in Detail

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Lately I’ve been imagining what someone would like on their living room wall.
Large.  Colorful.  Beautiful.  Intriguing, but not so demanding that it dominates the room.  Something you find new beauty in as time goes on.  Visitors point out aspects you’ve never noticed.  With a story behind it, perhaps.
Then I thought about what kind of geometric [...]

Silhouette Pattern

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Two thirds of the searches leading people to this blog lately have involved black and white patterns. Here’s a black and white pattern!

Clicking on it takes you to my Imagekind gallery.
Of course I couldn’t resist playing around with it. The variation I like best is rendered in a coppery metal, with a textured [...]