New Collection inspired by tropical light, jungles, and…snowflakes! I thought it would be fun to combine disparate elements to see what interesting patterns could be made.
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In 2010, my partner and I went to Costa Rica. I had never been to a jungle before, and really did not know what to expect. It was amazing, vibrant, fecund, and so very hot. These patterns are inspired by some of the jungle plant life that we photographed while hiking in the jungle. Each motif was hand-carved into a print block, then translated into a digital design.
If I mindlessly doodle, then I am likely making dots. Many of my surface pattern designs are based on simple shapes and patterns which, combined with awesome colors and other textures, create a design that is more interesting with all of it’s many layers.
I created this pattern as an example for a class I was teaching. I challenged seventh graders to create a mandala circle drawing based on a memory. The motifs in this pattern are inspired by my memory of climbing into my parents bed at night. While they slept, I would pick away at the paint above their headboard. Someone had painted over flowered wallpaper and, as I peeled back the paint, little blue flowers would appear. The room faced east and the sun would start to brighten the sky before my parents would eventually wake up and discover my creative/destructive activity.