Random was the selection of a Byzantine design from 1856, Owen Jones’ Grammar of Ornament. Random, the reconstructing an 11th-century geometry with tools of 20th-century mathematics, random getting the work completed just in time for the Orthodox Easter celebration.
Random comes in many flavors – this time the conjunction of unplanned for events leading to a significant ending. Happy (Orthodox) Easter all!
And oh yes, I also inserted an element of “graphic randomness” in this image – the background color, size & positioning. The central orb is a real-time image of the planet Mars, courtesy of NASA.
If you’re interested to know more about the design’s geometry and origin, I recommend this article by Conversano and Tedeschini-Lalli for the Journal of Applied Mathematics. Enlightening!