This design celebrates National Geographic Society's 125 years of research & exploration. I included symbols of oceans, lands, skies, and the universe to represent the depth and breadth of their ongoing work. I used mathematical software to produce the drawing: combining science and art. In a similar way National Geographic has been educating us about sciences through an artistic medium; a magazine of pictures and words.
This drawing looks like a Mandala. The mathematical term for for these circular symmetrical patterns is "Rosette". With mathematical software, I draw a "Seed" image, then I multiply it to compose the design.
Below, you can view the elements of the "Seed" drawing, the finished "Seed", and I also show how the "Seed" can be multiplied,rotated & reflected to create a design. The last two images show the seed multiplied 3,6,9,&12 times. In C3,C6,C9 & C12, the "Seed" is rotating clockwise. In D3,D6,D9,& D12, the "Seed" is rotating clockwise and then is reflected anti-clockwise.
I love to create these mandala type designs. They remind me of a sort of kaleidoscope.
I draw a few symbolic elements and when they are combined, their interaction reveals the mysterious beauty
that is already there.