It started innocently enough: I just wanted to create some original background graphics for my Web pages. I soon realized that the better I liked a graphic, the less suitable it was for background purposes; the more interesting a graphic, the more it warred with the text. So I blithely plunged in the opposite direction, seeking to create strong patterns that would be interesting for their own sakes-- and utterly useless as backgrounds.
There are now hundreds of them; I doubt that any sane person would want to see them all in one session. For your convenience and mine, I've grouped them chronologically, making it easy for you to see the ones you haven't seen before. The groupings also reflect different technical approaches.
______________________________Tile Territory I
The best of a thousand or so first efforts. All of these were created with Microsoft Paint-- perhaps the digital equivalent of a stone tablet and chisel.
27 January 1998
Tile Territory II
Tile Territory III
Tile Territory IV
Tile Territory V