Drawing Inspiration from Patterns

Water Colors by Jann Alexander © 2010

“Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?”

—Margot Fonteyn

Wavy Barton Reflections by-Jann-Alexander-©2013
Wavy Barton Reflections by Jann Alexander ©2013

“We artists have been affected by patterns in nature since day one. Every line we lay to paper and every move we make is part of the magical sequence—and the line goes where it needs to go depending on one’s influences.”

—Kristi Bridgeman

Ice Baubles by Jann Alexander ©2013
Ice Baubles by Jann Alexander ©2013


“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” 

Terry Tempest Williams

Finding abstract patterns in water, whether liquid or solid, inspires me to look everywhere for works of art, since nature is bountiful in the artistic gifts she bestows. More of the patterns, and the patternless, images I photograph are here: Lightscapes, capturing Pattern and Light

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  1. I love Kristi Bridgeman’s quote! Holds true for photographers, too, I think, in aligning the angles of the photo and in post processing. Your work is beautiful, Jann.


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