Take a look on this chef-d'œuvre:
And immediately the floral deign is born and it only waits to be transformed into pattern later.
We all have seen all sorts of patterns around us, but sometimes it is hard to understand the true process of how nature forms were simplified and brought into one solid aesthetically pleasing system. Though my rough sketches are not the perfect work of old masters, still they are pretty illustrative.
And to make my point even more clear I am giving examples of true masterpieces, divinity locked in stone
And jali (perforated stone)
An artist who is able to transform nature into pattern is truly a mediator between universe and people, almost shaman.