Celebrating spirals! Flowers, plants, snails, shells, broccoli, pine cones ->
Islamic geometry design cut out of tracing paper
My article ‘Baku – Arabesque in stone’ http://islamic-arts.org/2013/baku-arabesque-in-stone/
The inspiration came to me from the harmony of coexistence of natural and artificial shapes. The rectangular shape reflected by the sea I saw in Baku was a first impression that started the story. It was in December so the sea was cold. Then I started to develop the theme of cold harmony. Flowers emerge first in spring when nights are still cold. Steel that is always cold but has a beautiful shine. Grey-green winter sea, waves are coming and coming because of the constant wind. I also came across a picture of a Chilean man wearing woven poncho with a pattern of repeated rectangles which I liked very much. That is how the final “Cold Harmony” pattern was born.
P.s. Picture for the mood board by Joanna Perez Ray for HandEye and by Marina Alin. Painting by Albena Vatcheva
Design for plates
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English parks are magnificent. Public and large, cozy and private, I like them all. Best places for walks, contemplation, making sketches, watching and feeding squirrels (a must!), admiration of oaks and planetrees. And a perfect lawn! I draw my own English park. … Continue reading
I made this design after a trip to Baku (Azerbaijan). There are lots of 8-fold geometry decorations around the Old town. I ment this design to be masculine, with elements of steel, wood, emerald and mother of pearl.