Creative Patterns with Folded Paper

Gunjan Aylawadi‘s creations look like fabric but are in fact carried out with paper that is folded and meticulously attached with threads. This artist who grew up in India before moving to Australia explores craft traditions from any country in order to draw her inspiration and give life to pretty and complex mosaics in which motives wave with grace. Continue reading

Mesmerizing Kaleidoscope Photographs

“I think what I like about this series is that you can only see the pattern at the beginning and only at a second glance allows you in the world immersing the stems of the pattern. Also, it’s great fun to see how with every millimeter to the kaleidoscope is moved, the final image will change. So it is almost impossible to create the same picture twice.” Says photographer Laura Zalenga. Continue reading

Why is Symmetry so Satisfying?

In an early chapter of his interesting new book, Symmetry: A Journey Into the Patterns of Nature, Marcus du Sautoy describes a visit to the Alhambra, the great Moorish palace in Granada, Spain. He and his young son spend an afternoon identifying 14 different types of symmetry represented in paving patterns, ornamentation, and tile work. Continue reading