Paintings inspired by Alhambra patterns

Right now my life is awash with uncertainty and marked by a pure lack of structure. To combat a future that I feel I have little control over and the compulsive urge to check my email every 5 minutes, I have returned to the safe decisive world of math.

Well, art that involves math. Behold:

It’s wonderfully cathartic to meticulously grid and draw patterns. It’s a way for me to have complete control over something, even if it is just a 12 x 16 cm place. At first I started just directly replicating patterns I saw at the Alhambra.

All I had to do was crack the pattern and copy it, re-creating them was almost hypnotic. I even made a poorly crafted stop-motion video out of one. I took about 400 photos while I was at the Alhambra, so I have a lot of material to work from.

Alejandro suggested I branch out and create my own patterns––and maybe I will––but for now I am content extrapolating and exploring the linear planes of Moorish Spain.

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