Pam Caidin captures the patterns she finds in the natural world by transferring these designs onto metal and then highlighting them with various colors of 14 carat gold. “I am captivated by the subtle beauty of recurring patterns in the natural world, universal patterns that cross all boundaries of scale and substance. All matter and energy in the universe are governed by the same natural forces, and patterns are a visible manifestation of these forces. Trees, ice crystals, capillaries, all share the same dendritic growth pattern. The optic nerve takes the same radial form as the rays of the sun, or the dandelion. Animate or inanimate, growth or decay, everything follows the same organizing principles.”
How appropriate that the first post of 2014 is the 1200th post on Ornamental Elements. Thank you all for your suggestions and comments throughout the last 4 years and look forward to another 1200+.