THE arché PROJECT
The arché project, Belinda's latest collection of functional art pieces, draws inspiration from a few sources. The name was inspired by Karl Kraus’s maxim “origin is goal”, suggestive as it is of the coalescence of the archaic with the futuristic.
She began with a fascination for the way in which M.C. Escher employed repeated geometric tilings called tessellations. While Escher was inspired by studying the Moorish use of symmetry in the Alhambra tiles during a visit to Granada in 1922, Belinda was drawn to the tessellated stone tiles in the mosques of the Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, which she visited in the spring of 2012.
The arché project also explores geometric optical illusions, particularly the interpretive ambiguity of what is known as the Necker cube illusion, which impels one’s brain to switch from one perspective to another.