008 - Kerman Gold

8 Pt star pattern from the portal of the Masjid-e Jameh Mosque in Kerman.
Original watercolour on 300 g/m². 42 x 56 cm

Process portfolio

This is one of two artworks based on the underlying geometry of an 8 Pt symmetry pattern on a portal of the Friday Mosque in Kerman (see also artwork 007). The interlacing of this piece is quite complex as open bands interlock with closed bands around the 8 Pt stars. Preliminary colour trials led to a palette of azure blue, cobalt, turquoise and gold. Analysis and layout follows Alan Adams.

Thursday, 30 March 2017