Numerical Contemplations

During a 2015 trip to Spain, evidence of Medieval Muslim leaders’ religious tolerance inspired me, since it had allowed Muslim, Christian and Jewish populations to work together to advance the arts, science and technology. In response, within the context of this current period of social divisiveness, the layered prints of this series celebrate contributions from diverse peoples. The combination of geometric and natural forms and patterns with Islamic, Christian and Jewish architectural elements and letterforms conveys the universal attempt to make sense of the world and reveals connections between culture, language, identity and the environment. In these prints plates from the series Essential Patterns of Perception are located within a larger digital and collagraph printed field.