Home

Connections
in Space

Kaleidoscopes

Visual Illusions

Perspective

Home
Contact Info
Navigating the Site Credits Links

Above: 'Rotating Snakes 3' by Akiyoshi Kitaoka
Web Link:
www.ritsumei.ac.jp/kic/~akitaoka/index-e.html

Right: The Marroquin Design by J. L. Marroquin (1976) from Human Visual Perception of Structure, Master’s Thesis, MIT.

In this design a continual flux of different patterns is evident. The eye has a tendency to seek out larger and larger circular patterns which eventually dissolve to be replaced by the distinctive local centres of the pattern. This design also contains a more subtle pattern. Within each of the largest of the circles the eye easily picks out there is inscribed a twelve-sided ‘Swiss’ cross, and this pattern is repeated periodically throughout the design.