moire [moiré] n. an independent usually shimmering pattern seen when two geometrically regular patterns (such as two sets of parallel lines or two halftone screens) are superimposed especially at an acute angle. Merriam-Webster
In Photoshop I’ve been able to play with interference effects — you may know them as moire patterns. Because you see them on a pixel-grid screen your eyes may register differences in a moire pattern shown at several sizes. I assume this is because the grids interfere with each other.
In the illustration below you see two sets of parallel lines of dots being offset to produce a moire pattern. I like how they combine, work with Photoshop’s layer effects, contrast with non-moire art effects in the same artwork.
Last image, The Cove, uses a riot of snipped-up interference patterns to convey choppy waters.
I’m a big fan of any kind of distortion. I once made a recording of small handmade glass balls being rolled inside a hubcap. Then I slowed it to the maximum my software allowed. I can fall blissfully into the spell of that recording still.
Using Photoshop Paintbucket Tool and Patterns
to Make Abstractions from Photos
LuxDraw by Norbyte
Including a Motif
The App Girih
Tile Photos FX, puzzle-cut mode
The App Scale: Beautiful Fractals
Cutting Up Art with the App Tiles FX
Motion 03: More Complex
Motion 02: Stacked Math Movies
Motion 01: Visual Math and Video Dance
Years of Tries at 3D Effects
Squiggles with Patterns
3d Models as Paint Brushes, Plus Glazes
3 Images from 1 Source
Compound Eye from ImageTricks