Archives: Marking Time
Pattern shapes our lives. It is in the structure of the beating heart and the cycle of time. It is visible in a slice of watermelon and the grid of a wrought iron fence. Pattern is generative: linear, planar or geometric it has the power to replicate itself inexorably. Pattern is primordial: it is in the gestures of a child's first drawings. It is the vehicle that binds the power and beauty of nature to the artifacts and objects in material culture, past and present. It offers a rich language and is a vast repository for metaphor and meaning.
While I was raising children in a small farmhouse my view of the world was often from the inside out and my landscapes were made within grids of small windowpanes. Later I used the folded configurations of the backside of envelopes in patterned motifs in my work. Read more ...
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