Portfolio: Building with Shadows
For many years I have used textiles--their patterns, structures and stories--as a starting point for paintings and prints.
Ikat, the tie-dyed textiles woven in 19th century Uzbekistan, is the central reference in this body of work.
Ikat patterned cloth is characterized by its bilateral symmetry in which the left and right sides of each motif are mirror reflections of one another.
These patterns repeat, interconnecting vertically with one another on cloth panels. When edges of these vertical panels are joined to make clothing or wall hangings, a secondary pattern emerges, creating a seamless matrix of the joined panels. This results in an activation and interchange of all parts.
Each pattern is created from the mirror reflection of shadows.
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