Patterns on Paper Series
Patterns is a series of work on paper using clothing patterns as its background form. The pattern paper is printed with lines, words and symbols which support the composition of each piece. Paint, crayon and collage materials are applied to the surface to create an abstract painting. The collage materials include images from books, paper napkins imprinted with design and mulberry paper painted with acrylics. All of the collage materials are very thin creating a translucent quality that allows words and lines to appear through the color. The work is both old and new—age, from the parchment color of the patterns and new, from its abstract design.