Illustration | Motion Design
On a random jaunt to a used book store I came across a wonderful book about sacred geometry by Keith Critchlow, titled Islamic Patterns. The book is a classic study of the cosmological principles found in the patterns of Islamic art and how they relate to sacred geometry, perennial philosophy and Islamic architecture. From the publisher, “For centuries the nature and meaning of Islamic art has been wrongly regarded in the West as mere decoration. In truth, because the portrayal of human and animal forms has always been discouraged on Islamic religious principles that forbid idolatry, the abstract art of Islam represents the sophisticated development of a nonnaturalistic tradition. Through this tradition, Islamic art has maintained its chief aim: the affirmation of unity as expressed in diversity.” This three circle animation, which illustrates the evolution of a single point into complex shapes is the first of many experiments I’ll be making dealing simple elements and sacred geometry.