my wife is into textiles and is twisting my arm to make someÂ fabric pattern designs. many of my myspace background patterns i feel would translate when into fabric print, but i thought i’d design something specifically for the medium.
pattern for me lends itself much more readily to exploring variations in colour than what i call ‘art composition’. repeating pattern is not concerned so much with structure and form which is the primary concern of the main root2art body of work. it seems funny to me how many comments i have received aboutÂ the colouration of my monochrome work. for me, working in pure tone (greyscale)Â is simply a way of working with form and structure more directly. its a way of keeping relationships as clear as possible. i never chose to work in monochrome because i like it as a colour scheme over other colours.
however, the discipline of pattern making for me seems to have plenty of room within its logic for the addition of colour. even with this additional layer of information within its visual language still very pure things can be found. the only variable in the 4 patterns above is colour and tone, if indeed, these are not the same thing.