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Geometrics...an ancient universal human language...more on colourwork

Posted by Sylvia Olsen on

I love geometric designs. Their rhythm, cadence, repetition, pacing….they are like poetry and music. They are an international language that spans the globe. I have found the same designs in my travels to Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Ireland and, of course, here in Canada on indigenous baskets and blankets and in modern fashion design. Geometric designs are not just a global art form, they date back to cave art drawn 60,000 years ago. They are not self-explanatory…the shapes require our interpretation. A wave to one person is the snout of a clam to someone else. A chevron to one is an...

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