A little bit of practice today in creating a basic repeat. Trying to see if I can get variety using a basic repeat square. Of course, it seems like a futile attempt, since the point of patterns is to create the ever-repeating surface.

But I suppose it’s sort of a mind trick. When you have a central image, you don’t want it to just be tiled like a straight grid. Somehow, it’s not as interesting. One can start with a larger tile and repeat the same elements multiple times. As a viewer, you are trying to see if the same elements are repeating in an organized manner, but it’s a bit tricky on first glance. Not totally sure if I’m just playing around for no reason. Is one version more visually appealing than the other?


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