There is a repeating pattern that forms along the edges and intersections of colors and shapes and lines called a reflectaphor. Parts of that pattern combine with other similar but different parts to make a bigger similar pattern. It recurs in variations, providing a sense of unity and wholeness. Hokusai uses this pattern in the woodcut Waterfall at Yoshitsune.
West Lake 2 by Kent Crawford
I use this repeating pattern in the painting West Lake 2.
Port Side Fog, Alaska by Kent Crawford
First there was a mountain, then no mountain, then there was. The figure and ground reverse. I am constantly looking for patterns. Do they find me? This reminds me of Le Bateau
In 2012 I went to Alaska on a boat trip. I found the paintings of Sydney Lawrence in Juneau. Here is his painting, Early Morning, Juneau (c.1920).
Early Morning, Juneau, by Sydney Lawrence
My Kootenay Lake paintings are geotagged on a Flikr map
My Vancouver Island paintings are geotagged on a Flkr map
These paintings all come out of one trip to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico in the late 1990s. Here they are on a Flickr map.