Modern Abstract Design by Gordon Walters

After seeing the aftermath of the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, I remembered my time traveling on the South island there and passing through that city.  While I was there, I noticed some pretty interesting designs from the Polynesian Maori culture, a lot of them making use of the Koru, or unfurling spiral shaped silver fern.  Gordon Walters is a New Zealand painter and graphic designer who combined European abstract art with Maori themes.  The fern plant shape is pretty simple, but I like the way he plays with it in different sizes and patterns.

Bonus fact: The actor who played Jango Fett, Temuera Morrison, is Maori.

via Auckland Art Gallery

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