Feng Shui Cube Art

feng shui compass
feng shui compass

Feng Shui is believed to use the laws of heaven and earth to improve your life. Feng Shui literally translates as “wind-water”.

Each direction on the Feng Shui compass represents certain aspects of life and can, (with a little research and knowledge – or Google) be used as a reference to construct a more harmonious life. If you want to know more, try Google 🙂

Personally, I really love the simplicity of Feng Shui and especially love the compass direction symbols and meanings.

My version of the Feng Shui compass are deriritive of my love of cubes, squares and colour.

Note: Feng Shui compass is upside down? (Weird?) South at the top? Huh?.

 

feng shui South
feng shui South

LI – South – Represents your Fame, the element fire and the colour red.

feng shui south west
feng shui south west

K’UN – South West – Represents your Relationships and marriage and the colour orange.

feng shui west
feng shui west

TUI – West – Represents Children/Creativity/Future, the element metal and the colour white.

feng shui north west
feng shui north west

CH’IEN – North West – Represents Helpful people/travel and the colour grey.

feng shui north
feng shui north

 

K’AN – North – Represents your career, the element water and the colour black.

feng shui north east
feng shui north east

KEN – North East – Represents knowledge/spirituality and the colour blue.

feng shui east
feng shui east

CHEN – East – Represents your family, the element wood and the colour green.

feng shui south east
feng shui south east   

SUN – South east – Represents your wealth, the element water and the colour purple.

Would love to live a simple, more basic life but unfortunately i seem to just gather….well…. things. I know a lot of the stuff i hang onto is really just clutter but i just cant seem to to throw the stuff out.

Recently tried to have a bit of a clear out but still have waaaaay too much random stuff. Moving flat in next few months and dreading it. Gonna be a big job.

All comments are welcome.

Please visit my personalised Sound wave art shop at Mono Wave Art or my Society6 shop for random geeky prints and cushions. Might add Feng Shui prints and cushions in the future. If you’d like anything, just ask and i’ll sort you out. Cheers. 🙂

hex loop

hex loop

Hex Loop Geometric Art by Alex Patterson

My tool of choice for geometric art has to be Adobe Illustrator. Ideas can quickly be adjusted, tweaked and deconstructed easily and intuitively. Many times I will over work my art and make it too complex. By creating in stages, I can step back or remove elements that are just not necessary to the aesthetic look of the artwork.

The image above, ‘Hex Loop’ went through many variations until I was happy to click save and consider it complete. Sometimes art comes easy, other times it needs to run its course, trial and error until a resolution is found.

I do plan on making some of my geometric art prints available to purchase  on my sound wave art website. http://www.monowaveart.co.uk

Feedback please. Just comment. :)

Radar Geometric Art

radar geometric art

radar geometric art by alex patterson

Similar to typography, geometrical art should follow certain rules. Spacing, line weight and alignment need to be perfect for it to be completely visually appealing. I wont for a second claim that I follow those rules everytime (rules are there to be broken – right?), but at least i give them some respect when i ignore them.

Geometric art prints will soon be available to purchase  on my sound wave art website. http://www.monowaveart.co.uk

Like this pic… or don’t. Just comment.

pacman dies soundwave art

pacman dies soundwave art
pacman dies soundwave art

Any self respecting nerd, geek, hipster or regular throw back from the 80’s will love my geek range of soundwave art. Soundwaves from pacman are used to create a cool abstract art print. (Also available, sound art from mario, lotr, starwars, street fighter, thundercats, songs or anything else you want)

I can create and sell thesat http://www.monowaveart.co.uk

Check it out! I have loads more soundwave related art. Mario dies soundwave art at https://frigopie76.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/mario-dies-soundwave-art/

I will even create soundwave art from your own audio files or from your favourite songs. Just think how cool it’d be to give your loved one a unique abstract artwork declaring your love. No one need know your soppy side but it will look amazing in any modern home.

Drop me an email and i’ll give you a code and quote pacmans ‘bloop bloop!’ to get a code for 15% off your order. (I’m nice like that cos i like you. 🙂 ) info@monowaveart.co.uk

binary art blue

binary art blue
binary art blue

Simple abstract art with a binary secret. The artwork when decoded spells out ‘frigopie76 AKA Alex Patterson’.

Initially this piece just looks like chaotic abstract art. However, there is order and structure. Any square in the wrong position and the message will not work.

Binary Art

Binary Art
Binary Art

I’ve always been interested in the secrets and messages hidden in art. Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Dali all had hidden themes in their art. With that in mind i created this artwork. Obviously the code is not really all that hidden, that is all there is. But without that knowledge it is simply a pretty cool looking abstract peice of art.

Basically, the hidden code is based on 16bit binary.

If you have the time and inclination you are welcome to attempt to decode the message. I’ll even give you a head start. 01010001 0101110110. (Simple when you know how.)

Question Everything

Question Everything
Question Everything

This was a design/artwork that is developed from 16 bit binary and is very personal to me. I still intend to get this as a shoulder/upper arm tattoo.

When interprated it reveals my philosophy in life, ‘Question Everything’.

The cubes represent the love i have of geometry and natural order. The non obvious layout of the design represents chaos. The colour scheme is representative of my love of art and design. The CMYK print process combination also aesthetically looks great.

To convert the art back into binary(ones and zero’s)  you need to read from top to bottom, left to right. Each cube represents four ones or zeros. A small cube is a zero, then filled left section is a one, blank top is a zero and right filled is anther one. It takes two cubes to represent one letter. 01010001 (top 2 cubes = Q).

ps pen tool

ps pen tool
ps pen tool

The pen tool is possibly my favourite photoshop tool. For years i was mistakenly using masks or lasso too to make selections. One mastered the pen tool opens up an extra element of accuracy to selections. Basically if you don’t know how touse the pen tool, you don’t know anything about photoshop.

As a design and retro pixel art geek I created this image. The simplicity of the Photoshop icon with a strong solid colour contrast perfectly.

The pixelation when enlarged, for me adds to the appeal of these art prints. Areas of the icon allow the colour of the background through just slightly. This helps blend the icon nicely and gives a more aesthetic, balanced feel.