Andalusian Tiles


I have long admired the tiles from the Alhambra Palace, in Granada, Spain. One called the Andalusian Pattern, is particularly pleasing to the eye. In this case they are made up of the arcs of 6 circles, which are part of a figure of 10 intersecting circles.

The sides of the tile are number 7 of Hogarth's Lines of Grace.

The Lines of Grace were also used for INNOCENCE.


In PROMETHEUS' HEARTH I found that these beautiful tiles fitted together as a tetrahedra.

In MUSIC OF THE SPHERES I threaded them onto a ring.

In FIRMAMENT I used a tile as base.

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