Friday, September 10, 2010

Ocitillo Array 1A




With these ocitillo designs, I advanced the techniques in several ways. I kept the mandala simple and expanded it as what I am calling a mandala arrray. I used other elements around the mandala to create this complex of interlinked components. I then expanded the array into a 9 plex pattern above. This can be further expanded to create a wallpaper. This in itself can become a background. One could blur, fade and darken or lighten it to serve as such.
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I used triangular cutouts to create the dodecagons(12 sided polygons) you see at the top. I took triangular cutouts from foliage and flowers and radiated them around a center to create the designs you see here. These can serve as center or other elements for a mandala or be used as part of an array as shown here.
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I can add even more symmetry to these designs, by taking the triangular cutouts, duplicating them, flipping them horizontally, and fusing them to create the triangles. There is so much that can be done with this, and to me the fun is in the surprise. You can't tell ahead of time what pattern will emerge from this process.

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