Artist's Narrative
Beginning this assignment, I just began drawing freely on a sheet of paper with a compass, just to see what designs and patterns I began to see emerge. Once I found a pattern, I wanted to work with more, I measured out how far apart I would make each circle, then began to put down the circles in the right spots to form the pattern. I worked the same way with all the patterns that I made. I then began coloring in the patterns, pretty intuitively. I had a scrap piece of paper next to me, so I could see how different colors looked together before deciding that I wanted them in the pattern. I have always enjoyed coloring in patterns, so I guess that would be my only source of inspiration. I didn't look at any books or anything, I just started to draw and see what came of it. I did like working with the circle as my basis. It was interesting to me how many different patterns I could make using just a circle.

Teacher's Comment
This practicum also shows a field pattern with surrounding border patterns, with symmetrybreaking at the corners of the borders. Here, however, the field pattern shows more symmetrybreaking of shapes, scale, placement and color. Yet, even with so much symmetrybreaking, there is still the sense of symmetry that we perceive. It is never quite clear just how much symmetrybreaking is too much, which provides an intellectual and visual challenge for artists, scientists, and mathematicians alike.
