Sunday, January 2, 2011

Scaling Girih Tile, Arabesque

Some of these scaling girih tile drawings are crystalline. Some are fractal. All are geometric. This one, below, is biomorphic, and nearly arabesque. It's my attempt to use the strongly geometric system of girih tiles, with the addition of scaling, to create arabesque from straight line. I've added a couple of tiles to the girih tiles, and extended the set with scaling. However, the extra tiles include girih strapping in the spirit of the original girih tiles. Also, I'm able to get the almost arabesque form with the girih lines only, rather than filling in geometrically delineated areas with arabesque.

The design above was generated from the tiling below.

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