Compounding Design

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The Gestalt principle of similarity reveals how we organize visual fields using similar characteristics to group, identify and place shapes. We gather and arrange these similars in fundamental shapes like the “T”, “V”, “S”, or curved “C” forms.  The “T” … Continued

Origins of Art Nouveau

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We can trace an influence of science on art through Ernst Haeckel, a mid 19th century scientist/artist who inspired the visual arts through his botanical and zoological illustrations.  The Art Nouveau movement of the late 19th century owes much of … Continued

Pinball Cities

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In rural Missouri just west of St. Louis are lost pieces of the Missouri River.  Occasionally the great river changes its course and leaves a trace like a horseshoe lake as a reminder of its past channel. Near one of … Continued

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