Sunday sketch #4

This week, playing with a mix of half-square triangles and half-rectangle triangles (in 2:1 and 3:1 sizes) created lines that make me think of lightning or static electricity.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #4-1   Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #4-2

The meandering lines with occasional abrupt kinks also remind me of the shape of the newer building of the Jewish Museum in Berlin. It’s a minimalist building designed by Daniel Libeskind (who was involved in the original design of the new World Trade Center in NYC) to commemorate two thousand years of Jewish history, but its focus is on the Holocaust and its effects. I visited more than 10 years ago, and I can still remember the feeling of disorientation and displacement that the building evokes through its twisted zig-zag shape (among other features). A very powerful design.





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