Seeing Patterns, From China and Japan

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Long ago those calligraphic leaf shapes made with single strokes lured me to look at Chinese porcelain bowls and plates. They were so old and yet so vivid and so lively.  From them I turned to examining 1000 year old … Continued

Abstracting With Nature

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In printmaking studios we find artists layering their works through different states. Each new layer can be referred as the next “drop”. This process drops a sequence of layers over the previous image.  The imagery conflates. Spacial effects deepen. The … Continued

Interlocking and Interweaving

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From hair braids to baskets to checkerboards we use designs that interlock and interweave. The basket weave unifies not only the materials but also the basket’s design. There are many interweaving patterns. But, they begin simply with an over-under, in-and-out … Continued