Geometric patterning is of course one of the more familiar forms of ‘geometry-in-art. In 1982 I produced a book dedicated to this subject that presented hundreds of examples of entirely Geometric Patterns.
This was intended to be a source book for present-day designers, and for this reason I tried to select patterns that had minimal cultural associations. This proved to be difficult. I found that even the most basic designs tended to carry some indication of their origin.
Simple Celtic patterns, for example, always seemed to carry a certain resonance with that particular artistic tradition - as did those from Islamic, Chinese and Meso-American sources. All of these artistic cultures, and others, had rich traditions of decorative art, but their stylistic associations naturally limited their use in contemporary design.
This problem has continued to fascinate me. To the extent that geometric pattern and design has a future role in the applied arts, new forms have to be found that are appropriate for today. The following work (some of which is drawn from my original book) are various explorations in that direction. I have also included an extended collection of simple, purely geometric designs. All the images presented here are available as fine prints on application.