TABULA
COMBINATORIA



























This Wintersession I chose to explore the history, theory and underpinning geometry of ornament and pattern. Inspired by work I had produced last semester for Graduate Studio 1—led by Bethany Johns and Paul Soulellis—I set out to research historical precedents and to push into new ways of making, breaking and representing ornament and pattern.

Named after German polymath Athanasius Kircher's 1664Tabula Combinatora  , this website serves as both catalogue and catalyst: archiving my research and graphic explorations while at the same time acting as an editable tool for future reference and making in my own practice.

I would like to thank our course instructor Ryan Waller for his guidance over the past five weeks and RISD Graduate Architecture Program Director Carl Lostritto for his added insight.












 My Proposal

Mark