Autumn Moths from a Hike in the Hills

Title

Autumn Moths from a Hike in the Hills

Description

'The big surprise about wallpaper patterns is that there are exactly 17 types. After making many examples of each type, I still return to the type of this pattern as a favorite; it’s called p31m. Notice the three-fold rotational symmetry, but also the alternation of mirror symmetry with three-way pinwheels. For me, this gives a beautiful balance of sameness and variation. It’s symmetric, yet organic.I took the source photograph on an autumn day, hiking in the golden hills above San Jose, CA. This piece shows that interesting patterns can arise from photographs with rather limited color palettes.'

Creator

Farris, Frank A.

Is Part Of

Professional Art Collection

Medium

Digital print on aluminum

Extent

20x20 in

Identifier

PUA_ART_2016_8_2

Rights

PUA_ART_2016_8_2

Format

photograph