• Geometry Love.


    Posted on 20th December, by Dana Tomić Hughes in art, personal, product design. 6 Comments


     

    I’ve been working on a super exciting personal project for the last few weeks, which I hope to be able to tell you about earlier next year. Until then, I thought I’d share with you a few images which illustrate some of the ideas I’ve been exploring, particularly focusing on geometry.

    I am a bit of a geometry nut. I love it. It makes me feel comfortable. I like it when things make sense. And geometry makes sense. Geometry can simplify and rationalise complex shapes and forms by breaking them down into smaller components.

     

     

    On the flip side, geometry also has the ability to make simple forms seem more interesting. Whilst being quite regimented and rational, geometry can be used to add texture and a sense of play. By breaking down familiar shapes such as a hexagon (one of my personal favorites), it is possible to achieve a series of repeating triangles and rhomboids which go on to create a myriad of changing patterns. Such fun.

    Yes, this is completely nerdy stuff, but super cool at the same time, no? Maybe I’m just avoiding thinking of myself as a pure nerd. Anyway, who cares. I heart geometry!

     

     


    Image sources top to bottom: 1 + 2 + 3 | 4 | 5 + 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16





  • 6 Responses to “Geometry Love.”

    1. julie says:

      I heart geometry too! I’ve got an excellent book on traditional Islamic patterns in Architecture which gives you a blow by blow tutorial on how to create the intricate patterns based on geometry – similar to the moorish pattern in acrylic pictured above. Also love that image of the Nelson bubble lamps. Can’t wait to see what you are working on, good luck with it all.

    2. yellowtrace says:

      Oh man, I love the sound of your book Julie. Sounds like I could have really used it a few weeks ago!

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    4. Liz says:

      simply love gerard caris’s works!



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