Modular Pattern Study


  • How can we reveal the subtle in the obvious, the limitless in the limited?
    Lecture by Tom Ockerse, RISD 2017

    1  Design a “module”.
    2  Repeat the module to create a simple pattern.
    3  Develop a notation system to show the system(s).
    4  Substitute parts in one pattern with color and texture.






    OBJECTIVES


    to introduce systems thinking to integrate parts and wholes;
    to observe how the limitless can emerge from the limited;
    to inquire into the principles of unity in diversity;
    to discover & draw out the hidden dimensions from the obvious.




  • MODULE EXPERIMENTS


  • FINAL MODULE 


  • NOTATION SYSTEM


  • PATTERN STUDIES



  • COLOR AND TEXTURE STUDIES



  • (with the same pattern layered twice and texture added)​​​​​​​
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