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Repeating pattern artwork: Mindscapes

The starting point for these three black and white images is a single photograph. All the found imagery is captured using a macro lens. I enjoy exploring ideas by mirroring an image which creates a repeating pattern artwork.

The workflow is manual and no AI tools are used to produce this work. Sometimes it takes several iterations to reach a design that is pleasing. Nevertheless, it’s during the crafting phase that I find joy, and I’m frequently surprised by the resulting pattern.

This series is called Mindscapes. The source for the first photo is of a clove of garlic with its outer peel on. The second a found Pterocarpus indicus seed pod, and the final image started with a single photo of mushroom gills.

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Pattern made using an unpeeled clove of garlic.
Pterocarpus indicus seed pod pattern artwork.
Mushroom gill abstract pattern black and white artwork.

Artist: Tahnia Roberts Β©2023
Category: Macro photography
Style: Black and white photography
Subject: Mindscape series
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Australia

Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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  • Oliver Butcher says:

    My name is Oliver Butcher and I am 15yrs old. I am studying photography at school and I have chosen you as one of the photographers I want to research. I am very interested in the photographs you took of feathers. I collect feathers and have photographed them in black and white just like you. If you would like to see one I can send it.

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