The breadth of exquisite geometry, beauty and logic found in Islamic cultures is incredible for a crafts person working in the decorative arts. My fascination with ornament brought me here, as dividing space through transcendent geometry creates objects for ornamentation, such as tile, architecture, or a vessel.
This synthesis of a façade of decoration and structural form mirrors the duality of Islamic patterns representing tangible complexity and unknowable beauty. As I reference these undeniable examples of craft mastery, my intention is not the recreation of a pattern or aesthetic, but finding a visual eutectic between pattern and structure.
The garden brings nature’s embellishments into a controlled space in which it can flourish and test its boundaries. Beginning with geometrical constraints and using construction techniques from computer aided design resulted in contemporary arabesque forms, capturing movement, natural life, and rhythm.