Artist's Narrative
I found inspiration from J. Bourgoin's Arabic Geometric Pattern and Design. Having begun the process, as stated above, I created larger circles that slightly overlapped, the diameters of which connected with one another. I turned the circles into octagons, with each radius of a circle connected to another circle's radius equaling the length of one circle's diameter.
To create the border pattern I divided the pattern in half, which created halfoctagons that interlocked. Then I took my border pattern and overlapped the lines over and under each other to create an interlacing pattern.
