These pieces had initially started as a controlled effort to attain balance through a consistent and even repetition across the surface of the canvas. The results however did not fit the hypothetical end. My understanding of the method was new when I began, and the consequences of discovering that my approach was unpredictable changed the final direction of the work. Additionally, there was the juxtaposition of mechanical and natural mediums. As the works progressed I began to include damage in the process of designing the pattern, shifting printed images on the scanner, folding, and drawing the patterns by hand. The more I worked with the computer, the more I tried to fight it’s tendency to create uniformity. However, due to the nature of pattern I was restrained to a calculated (however roughly) method of application.
Every work included in this show is something that went wrong, a continued part of the failing process. The medium does not always obey as one might anticipate. The works unintentionally became the unanticipated beauty. I became aware while working, that the beauty of the pieces was actually in the errors and that the errors in turn were beautified by submitting to calculation and repetition.