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Searching for the Meaning
Gardena, CA—The word “arabesque” is as ambiguous as the tile shapes that we produce and call by that same name. When ARTO started to create his “Arabesque,” he knew that he was inspired by Moorish, Celtic, Islamic, Spanish and M.C. Escher, but he did not know what to call them.
These shapes are not new. They are ancient. They are found in nature. No one owns them. So he chose a name that was ambiguous as the shapes themselves.
1. [count] : a complicated decorative design made with many lines that curve and cross each other
2. : a ballet position in which the dancer stands on one foot and holds one arm forward while the other arm and leg are held out behind [count] ▪ The students practiced their arabesques.[noncount] ▪ She held her arms in arabesque.
1. a : mosaic
b : a covering of an infinite geometric plane without gaps or overlaps by congruent plane figures of one type or a few types
Bring the Press Release to booth #2813 to pick up an arabesque-shaped boutique made TOFFEE, yum!
AND check out our tile in Arabesque shapes.
If you can not make it, for fun enjoy the links & videos below.