Pattern Paintings

Mixed media oil paintings incorporating paper garment patterns, thread, fabric, pins and other media from the apparel industry.

This series began as a psychological experiment when I turned my garage into the workplace of my youth, replicating the cuttingroom where I worked along side my father. It was complete with a steel cutting table and rolls of manila pattern paper. I used the exact same hand tools to create master patterns - just as though they were going out for manufacturing. I wanted to see if this process would be therapeutic, cathartic, or lend itself to interesting artwork. This is an evolutionary selection of paintings from the years I committed to this project.