Patterns in Art

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Creating a design in art can be accomplished by using a single pattern throughout an entire piece. Complex patterns that are repeated over and over have a pleasing effect on the eye. Nature uses repeated patterns in many ways. The leaves on trees and bushes are repeated patterns and their natural beauty is often admired. The same can be said for a group of daisies, roses or violets. All are made nearly identical. They are a pattern that continues to repeat. Snowflakes are another naturally repeating pattern. It is no wonder that artists have studied this phenomenon and use it to decorate their work. This is especially true in pottery and ceramics