Richard Henry is an artist and teacher with particular interest in the contemplative aspects of pattern. He has a background in philosophy and cognitive psychology and studied for two years under Keith Critchlow, one of the world’s leading authorites on the geometry of Islamic patterns. Richard has subsequently lectured on this subject, and has devised and taught courses on the geometry of Islamic patterns for the British Museum in London’s Worlds Arts and Artefacts Programme. He has undertaken field studies in Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Richard is the co-editor and illustrator of Miranda Lundy’s Sacred Number, a book about the history and symbolism of number. Richard is a visiting lecturer at the The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, the Slade School of Fine Art, Central St Martins and an associate lecturer at the Open University in London.