late 14c., “uterus, womb,” from Old French matrice “womb, uterus,” from Latin matrix (genitive matricis) “pregnant animal,” in Late Latin “womb,” also “source, origin,” from mater (genitive matris) “mother”. Sense of “place or medium where something is developed” is first recorded 1550s; sense of “embedding or enclosing mass” first recorded 1640s. Logical sense of “array of possible combinations of truth-values” is attested from 1914. As a verb from 1951.
“Matrix” is a piece in eight-sided symmetry, with elements of traditional Islamic geometry, but with our own double-weaving method. Behind the figure are unfurling ferns, rubies, eyes, water & stars. A meditative mandala on the good of nature.
These matte, museum-quality posters are printed on durable, archival paper.