Fiddlehead

This week’s zentangle challenge is to use a spiral for our string.When I think of spirals, I think of snails, shells, Slinkies, and the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain!
Antonia Gaudi, the famous Spanish architect behind the Sagrada Familia, was inspired by nature.  He used motifs of trees, plants, flowers and even turtles.  My guess is that he designed his spiral staircases after the fiddlehead.

Below is my zentangle take on the Sagrada Familia’s spiral staircases. Below that are photos we took when my husband and I visited in 2004.  We visited the basilica again in 2009 and even more architectural wonders have been built!  The basilica was started in 1882, is still under construction and is set to be completed in 2026, the 100-year anniversary of Gaudi’s death.  Enjoy!

Zentangled Spiral Staircase

“Zentangled Spiral Staircase”
6″x6″ tile, Sakura micron pens, Graphite pencil, Faber-Castell watercolour pencils

 

Sagrada Familia Spiral Staircase

Sagrada Familia Spiral Staircase

Sagrada Familia Four Towers

Sagrada Familia Four Towers

Sagrada Familia Tree Columns and Ceiling

Sagrada Familia Tree Columns and Ceiling

Sagrada Familia Grapes and Fruit Motifs

Sagrada Familia Grapes and Fruit Motifs

Sagrada Familia Virtual Tour:  http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/docs_instit/vvirtual.php?vv=1

The Diva’s Weekly Zentangle Challenge #160:  http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca/2014/03/weekly-challenge-160.html

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(7) COMMENTS

 

dawnsrays
4 years ago · Reply

Oh wow!! fantastic work on that tangle, just WOW

 

LonettA
4 years ago · Reply

Beautiful spiral! Great choice of tangles! Thank you for sharing of these very interesting photos!

 

Annemarie
4 years ago · Reply

Yes, WOW for your tile. I like the contrast between the two parts.
Thnaks for sharing this photo’s.

 

Diane Clancy
4 years ago · Reply

This is amazing the way you echo the stairway with such beauty!!! ~ Diane Clancy

http://DianeClancy.com/blog

 

Lily Moon
4 years ago · Reply

Very dramatic contrast , very nice tile – I like it!

 

Val Brandon
4 years ago · Reply

Your tile is wonderful. A really good take on the Sagrada Familia. We went in 2001 and I also have lots of photos. I was inspired to use them on a printmaking weekend. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

 

Donald W
4 years ago · Reply

Great spiral staircase. Where does it lead?


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