I'm a math geek at heart.
I like math. Not just numbers either. But math concepts...patterns, geometry, problem solving...
I especially like using math in sewing, crocheting and designing.
So, what does this have to do with Art?
There can be math in art, too!
One of the masters of applying mathematical concepts in art was the dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. My favorite pieces of his are the ones that use tessellations. A tessellation is a repetition of a shape that has no overlaps or gaps. Like tiles that fit perfectly together.
Here is my favorite of Escher's woodcuts, Sky and Water (1938):
I love how the shapes remain the same, but the level of detail in each row makes you see something different.
And here is another, Smaller and Smaller (1956):
Who knew little lizard creatures could be so beautiful?!?!
My sew along design is inspired by MC Escher and his amazing mathematical artwork.
I varied the colors in a way that, to me, is reminiscent of Escher's Sky and Water.Then I used my triangle tessellation fabric to make the pants.
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