GRIDS, PATTERNS, LATTICE’S . . . and . . . DOT by DOT by DOT

Architecture is the triumph of human imagination . . .

It is at least the geometric pattern of things, 

of life, of the human and social world.










It is at best that magic framework of reality that we sometimes touch upon when we use the word ‘order’.


Frank Lloyd Wright

Click for a collection of his geometric patterns



This past week I finished some construction details around our rebuilt kitchen deck. The grid and patterns are evident in so many ways – the cedar shakes, the green roofing, the decking itself, the wooden vent, and even the fan shaped fern in the square planter. What other patterns do you see?




Of course there is the lattice work itself!


Our neighbour Noel, hand crafted the cheerful tiled and mirrored mosaic.





The colour of dark pink was inspired by Emma, my lovely grand child. We recycled the paint from her dormer bedroom. She says she prefers light pink, but that was out of the question.



If you would like a taste of Emma’s spunk, click here to go to my wife Francis’ hilarious post – Emma does Michelangelo. This little 4 year old gives an amazing impromptu lecture about famous painters, including George Seurat’s painting technique known as pointillism . . .

(a pattern in and of itself )

dot by dot by dot  . . .

Photo credits on this post go to Francis (except for the Emma portrait)

I was busy cleaning up the tools.     Confused smile 

Cheers . . . Bruce


This was originally posted April 2013 and recycled for this weeks photo challenge, Grid.


9 thoughts on “GRIDS, PATTERNS, LATTICE’S . . . and . . . DOT by DOT by DOT

  1. Beautiful! I like standing in front of the large Seurat painting of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte at the Art Institute of Chicago, close enough to see all the little dots (until a guard cautions me about getting too close!).

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