Paper Embroideries

These four pieces mark my embarkation into a new body of work. After a long period of experimentation combining grid-based patterns with various materials and media, I settled on embroidery to imbue the work with tactility. This lends the work a sense of tension between the formal, minimal pattern content and the much more human approach of the handmade medium.

With my pattern-work, there is an element of series involved – each pattern is inspired by the previous pattern, and in turn, inspires the next. Changes may only be incremental, an element added, removed, or adjusted to examine the overall impact on the final work. One small change can inspire many variants. My hope is that this body of work will explore those variants through this ongoing process.