Beaded Lizard Photography
Islamic Tile Studies is a portfolio of 24 images. These images are my response to the tile, plasterwork and carving seen in the Islamic architectural sites in southern Spain. A recent trip to Spain has allowed me to photograph the tile patterns in the Alcazar, the Alhambra, and at La Mesquita. While I was prepared for the geometry of the tile patterns, I was also struck by the color patterns flowing through them, increasing their complexity. But beyond these patterns, the upper portion of the walls was covered with plaster work of even greater complexity which both complemented and contrasted with the tiles. These images attempt to come to terms with these man-made constructs and which exhibit the beauty, complexity and complementary of these incredible monuments to man's mind.