When I contemplate the tessellations found in faded quilts, parquet floors, and natural clay brick walls, I am alternately soothed by their regularity and excited by the variety in the materials’ subtle variations. Working with watercolor gives me the ability to generate those kinds of naturalistic variations in my tessellations. The patterning of repetitive shapes prompts viewing the field as a whole, while the impreciseness of watercolor encourages close viewing of each individual tile.
I want to invite the viewer to examine the apparent randomness of the tessellation and parse the pattern in the complexity. Each pattern is a new experiment in encoding uniformity and variety together. I seek to connect the viewer with their own ability to perceive, alternately and simultaneously, these conflicting states.
District Dazzle series