Pattern Language

Acrylic and collage on canvas.



This started out as a purely abstract piece that I declared “done” a couple years ago, but upon revisiting it, I decided it (and its sister canvas, Dark Patterns) still needed that elusive something. The geometry of the butterflies seemed to work well within the context of the collaged sewing patterns since, just like often happens in sewing, their creation involved cutting along the fold to create a single, symmetrical form. The name of this piece involves wordplay referencing the patterns featured prominently in the collage work, as well as a term often used in design and programming to describe a collection of inter-related best practices.

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