Sunday, September 11, 2022

Striped Leaves

 Last week I shared the whimsy of polka dotted begonias. This time, let's think about stripes. The high contrast of these leaves imbues them with more than a little drama. Stripes, by nature, grab a viewer’s attention. Can anyone NOT look at a zebra? Stripes invite our attention. The pattern sets up a rhythm. The stripes on the leaves are not even in width, length or spacing but our brain wants to see them as such. So we keep on looking. This is why stripes are such an arresting pattern, whether on clothing, wallpaper or leaves.