The above image is a few different color options of a print that I recently put together. I’m working on making more complex prints that have more depth and layers. I also am working on improving my pattern repeat. This pattern is made up of two different sketches that I created. The geometric form was sketched on my iPad in the app Sketch Pro and the lotus was created by hand in india ink. I wanted to experiment with my idea of deconstruction overlapping with a study of the natural environment. I think that the organic curves of the petals makes the abstract form look especially angular and graphic.
After taking roughly the last year off from painting and focusing on pursuing textiles, I decided to get back to painting. This painting is done in gouache and is a continuation of my senior thesis and the idea of deconstruction. Through the use of line I was able to dissect the organic forms of gingko leaves transforming them into geometric and more architectural shapes.