You've probably all noticed the artwork around the Olympics right now. I've been so drawn to it I keep pausing my TV so I can get a better look at it. A friend pointed out a website that tells all about it so I wanted to share it with you! It's;
On this site they talk about how the design elements were drawn from different traditions of Russian life. This is so similar to how tangle patterns are frequently found and developed. If you look back in the history of my blog you will see that I was inspired to draw out tangle patterns by elements I saw in Zhostova painting. The Zhostova border, La Bel, Vigne, and Kyiv, all began from Zhostova influences. No one 'owns' a tangle pattern. It's simply that one person has noticed it and drawn it out in a way that we can all learn how to do it. And a name for a pattern is just a way for us to have the same vocabulary when we talk about it.
I hope you are all enjoying the Olympics and staying warm!