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October 27, 2007

Turkish American Projects Exhibit

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Tulip & Arabesque Online Exhibit
http://www.d.umn.edu/art/tulip/

Turkish Project B L O G
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/jrock2/tulip/


an exhibition of work by art + design students
University of Minnesota Duluth
Baskent University, Ankara ,Turkey

Tweed Museum of Art
October 30 - December 30th, 2007
Reception 4pm - 6pm on December 11th

December 14, 2006

Digital Carpets

Students in Art 1013 : 2d Digital Design classes created their own digital carpet designs and animations using Adobe illustrator and photoshop software. Investigation of Turkish and Arabic decorative arts led to the development of motifs for border and field patterns based on symmetries evident in traditional carpet designs.
see: Math Forum
Symmetry + Pattern website
http://mathforum.org/geometry/rugs/symmetry/

Students first developed their designs in black and white in illustrator. After the introduction of color theory, each rendered a final carpet design using a color harmony of their own choice using photoshop. Final carpets were printed in sections and tiled to large format. Students also tested simple animation techniques possible using photoshop and imageready software. These were combined with electronica/ world music in imovie to generate a danceable light show.

carpet border design by Chris Hagen

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full color carpet design by Chris Hagen

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The UMD student projects will be showcased in the upcoming online exhibit:
The Tulip and the Arabesque
http://www.d.umn.edu/art/tulip

VIEW ALL CARPETS
http://www.d.umn.edu/~jrock2/digital_carpets

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