Repetition of Texture

 

 

 

 

Individually, the tiny bud of needle like spines on this cactus is a vicious looking thing. When seen as a repeating texture over the surface of the cactus, it appears soft and harmless.

Texture through repetition often belies the appearance of the individual repeated element.

Cactus Texture

Cactus spines

The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain is intricately decorated with numerous repeating Islamic  patterns. Close up the patterns are detailed and complex, but when seen from a distance the complexity blends to become a variety of geometric textures

Cathederal of Cordoba - repeating patterns create texture

Mosque Cathederal of Cordoba