Authentic patterns and ornaments

During my trip to China in 2014, I had the luck to visit the ancient villages of Xidi and Hongcun in the south of Anhui Province. The walls of the houses built in the 14th century caught my eye because they were covered with patterns nature created itself: water, air, fungi and bacteria. The patterns reminded me of many features of Chinese culture: hieroglyphs, Chinese painting, architecture, national landscapes. The most amazing part was that patterns of similar shapes started to form on recently built buildings.


The thought came to me that the coexistence of species in a biogeocenosis leads not only to co-adaptation, co-evolution, and mimicry of biological creatures, but also to the creation of authentic forms and ornaments for all things around.


Plans are underway to finalize the series.