Students in Art 1013 : 2d Digital Design classes created their own digital carpet designs and animations using Adobe illustrator and photoshop software. Investigation of Turkish and Arabic decorative arts led to the development of motifs for border and field patterns based on symmetries evident in traditional carpet designs.
see: Math Forum
Symmetry + Pattern website
carpet by Michelle Miller
Students first developed their designs in black and white in illustrator.
Black and White Design by Amber Parker
After the introduction of color theory, each rendered a final carpet design using a color harmony of their own choice using photoshop.
full color carpet design by Chris Hagen
Final carpets were printed in sections and tiled to large format. Students also tested simple animation techniques possible using photoshop and imageready software. These were combined with electronica/ world music in imovie to generate a danceable light show.
view more carpets in the online exhibit
Click to online exhibit > digital carpets
to view carpet gallery
Click to online exhibit > digital carpets in motion
to view streaming QT movie of animated carpets
Mounting Tiled Project