Random Repeat

Design Problem 2

1. To create a pattern that appears random but actually repeats, begin by creating a tile. The tile can be any shape that interlocks with other shapes. The tile shown here is square, but you can also work with diamonds, octagons, and irregular forms.

2. Anything can happen inside the tile, but the left and right adges and the top and bottom edges, and then fill in the interior.

3. Test your tile by copying it and linking the copies together. Do the edge elements overlap correctly? Does a random appearance prevail, or do visual "events" begin to form that make the repeating structure obvious?