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April 23, 2013: Tiling Two, Brain Battle

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If you haven’t seen it already, check out today’s earlier blog, which includes the separate images used in Tiling Two: Brain Battle.  What tile patterns would you have made by rotating, reflecting and grouping the images? 

Qutub Lab (http://qutublab.rice.edu/) has given permission to use their beautiful cell images in this artwork. I do so with gratitude for their generosity and in awe of their research efforts.

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March 26, 2013: Tiling One (Butterflies) Update

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I’ve finished Butterflies, made to look like tiling and comprised on microscopy images of blood vessel cells. The plan is to make a companion piece for July’s exhibit. I’m hoping I’ve learned from the time-consuming detours and hiccups I encountered making this piece and can avoid sidetracks on the next one. But then, some ideas need to be tried before they’re abandoned.

Qutub Lab (http://qutublab.rice.edu/) has given permission to use their beautiful cell images in this artwork. I do so with gratitude for their generosity and in awe of their research efforts.

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March 21, 2013: Tiling One, progressing

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Not done yet; patterns will replace the solid, light green filler. But, I’ve made progress on the piece and learned something: I appreciate tiling experts! This piece challenges me even though I can re-size my tiles; alter their colors; and copy, reflect, rotate or align them with the click of a mouse. Without bending or messy grout.

Qutub Lab (http://qutublab.rice.edu/) has given permission to use their beautiful cell images in this artwork. I do so with gratitude for their generosity and in awe of their research efforts.

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March 16, 2013: Tiling One

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Starting a new piece.

Last June, I visited La Alhambra and fell in love with its amazing tile-work, arches and gardens, which nurture and inspire the soul. With no expectation for my tiles to last hundreds of years, I’m creating them in Illustrator using high-resolution microscopy images of blood vessel cells (and cell parts) to form patterns.

Qutub Lab (http://qutublab.rice.edu/) has given permission to use their beautiful cell images in this artwork. I do so with gratitude for their generosity and in awe of their research efforts.