Bridges 2012 Regular Paper
A 7-Fold System for Creating Islamic Geometric Patterns Part 2: Contemporary Expression
(Proceedings pages 149–156)
This paper is an abbreviated report on some two decades of research
by the authors in the field of 7-fold Islamic geometric patterns.
We have expanded the application of this design methodology beyond
the historical 7-fold systematic practices identified in Part 1:
finding a wide assortment of new polygonal sub-grid elements upon
which pattern lines are pre-arranged. What is more, by applying
the same basic methodologies used in the 5/10 System, the inherent
proportionality of the 7/14 System allows for the creation of 7-fold
quasi-crystalline patterns with inflation symmetry, 7-fold non-periodic
designs, and 7-fold self-similar designs. This material demonstrates
the remarkable flexibility of the 7/14 System of pattern generation,
and is intended to open the doors of creative pursuit for others
captivated by the beauty of these 7-fold patterns.