Making Eyes At

Making Eyes At

Sundays, Patterns Galore
Making Eyes At

Sloan Nota, Making Eyes At. 2019.
4000×3000 pixels, 150 DPI
Reference #P003 archived Here

A simple enough pattern like a checkerboard gives the eye (and hence the brain) a calming sense of order.

The dervish chaos of a paisley* pattern is equally made of identical units that will seamlessly repeat from your front door to Kansas, but your eye cannot readily read the units’ traveling outlines.  Their cookie-cutter shapes dance willy-nilly without steady squares to settle on.


* I regret that Wikipedia has chosen such low-quality examples for illustrations.

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