Islamic patterns

Early in 2005 I spent some time studying patterns from Islamic art. Following visits to Istanbul and then to the Alhambra in Granada, I made prints based on postcard reproductions. Alhambra 1 and 2 are each printed from a pair of aquatint plates; Iznik uses a single aquatint plate. I tried many different colour combinations for Alhambra 1, but Alhambra 2 and Iznik are printed in colours close to the original tiles. Islamic abstraction and Gateway are my own designs inspired by the original Islamic patterns.