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“Consisting of, or generated from, such simple forms as the circle and the square, geometric patterns were combined, duplicated, interlaced, and arranged in intricate combinations, thus becoming one of the most distinguishing features of Islamic art.
However, these complex patterns seem to embody a refusal to ad… Read More
“Consisting of, or generated from, such simple forms as the circle and the square, geometric patterns were combined, duplicated, interlaced, and arranged in intricate combinations, thus becoming one of the most distinguishing features of Islamic art.
However, these complex patterns seem to embody a refusal to adhere strictly to the rules of geometry.
As a matter of fact, geometric ornamentation in Islamic art suggests a remarkable amount of freedom; in its repetition and complexity, it offers the possibility of infinite growth and can accommodate the incorporation of other types of ornamentation as well.
In terms of their abstractness, repetitive motifs, and symmetry, geometric patterns have much in common with the so-called arabesque style seen in many vegetal designs.
Calligraphic ornamentation also appears in conjunction with geometric patterns”.

excerpt from http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/geom/hd_geom.htm

I did not set out to create an Arabeasque design - it just sort of happened.
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