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Archive for December, 2006

New Pattern Design For Origami Papers

Thursday, December 28th, 2006


new pattern from below motif.

Samurai Ball Art

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

samurai ball art

some geometric relationships i used whilst developing the tetrahedron project led me to creating the motif above. its 90% of what i think it can be with a bit more work. 

Samurai Geometry

SVG Logo Animation

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

SVG logo Animation

this image is a gif, but will hope to have a svg version pretty soon.

Winning SVG Logo Contest!

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

svg icon

my entry to the svg logo design contest was a success! i am very grateful to the organises to be selected in first place. you can see all the finalists here. you will see i was up against some very inventive designers. i was careful from the outset of producing my design to stick very closely to the brief and it paid off.

svg logo

you can see my complete body of work entered to the competition here.


New Geometric Pattern Background

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Geometric Abstract Pattern

New Geometric Pattern Background – a variation on an old favourite motif. i thought of this one in the shower. would make nice abstract retro wrapping paper.

Tetrahedron Sculpture 0.3 Sketch

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Tetrahedron Sculpture 0.3 Sketch

although the changes between sketches may seem small, i may have tried a hundred different ideas before setting on the next step. at this stage i try to keep things as holistic as possible and not developing any one element independently of the the whole. what i’m really looking for in this early stage is the various axis of symmetry and geometric integrity.

i’ve set aside the whole winter to develop this piece so you will see this is still very early days, so getting the fundamental form right before building on it is critical.

below is a diagram of the basic proportions of a simple tetrahedron. i drew this to print off so i have something to draw on and play around with different geometric ideas.

Tetrahedron Geometry



Tetrahedron Monster

Friday, December 8th, 2006

variation sketch 02. trying to find ways of integrating curved elements without losing the basic tetrahedron form.

tetrahedron monster

whenever i see an image on the net i save it and later browse these pictures (many thousands) and look for visual nuggets that somehow relate to what i’m trying to find in a piece of work. below are a few things that i’ve had swimming around in the back of my mind whilst developing this current work.

visual art scraps

The Matter Eater – Mathematics Inspired Art

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

outline of sculpture

having spent the best part of this year playing with my site, making icons, background patterns, t-shirt designs and the like, i’m increasing feeling like getting back to producing some more serious work. serious within the context of making art that is.

the ‘space balls work’ despite the dumb name was the start of this, but this primarily geometric exploration deals with only one aspect of the new artistic concepts i am now developing on a daily basis. i am increasing looking to patterns within mathematical language to find the starting point for new art ideas. i studied mathematics at A-level at school, but never really got into it. it was a shame we were never given an general overview of the how mathematics as a language evolved over the ages and how it can be used to describe, understand and think about reality. its funny that for many years i have used geometry and algebra without really understanding the difference between the two.

for shear pleasure i am educating myself about the history of mathematics and it is providing a huge inspiration and resource for new work. the sculptural form above is in a very rudimentary stage but i think the essential elements are already all in place. it is an example of the kind of thing that is starting to grow out of my new interest in the dynamics of mathematics. maybe i’ll explain what the hell this all means to me another day.