Marina Meyerson - Junior, Graphic Design major

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Materials and Process

  • Computer with monitor
  • Adobe Illustrator
  1. I created a rhombus shape, which I reflected vertically and then translated.
  2. When reflecting, I made sure that the shapes touched, forming a new shape.
  3. When translating, I made sure to skip the width of the shape and then place it.
  4. When I had 19 shapes, I took the last bottom shape and reflected it along the vertical axis and then translated it along a horizontal axis eight times, doing the same at the top.
  5. Taking the very last shape group on the top, I then translated it down 17 more times to match the other side.

Artist's Narrative

This pattern symbolizes agriculture to me although that was not my original intent. I like the way the one rhombus with the other resembles wheat stock. The colors also reference a harvest. I picked yellow and green to begin with and the brown was added to reinforce these relationships.

Teacher's Comment

What is particularly interesting in this practicum that addresses the construction of a border pattern is that two border patterns are illustrated, both based on reflections of form (although with differences in color). One border pattern (used for the sides) is based on a single axis of reflection, which is long; the other border pattern (used for the top and bottom) is based on multiple axes of reflection, which are short.

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