Pattern Paintings

I Worked in the Clothing Manufacturing Trade and This is What Happened

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. These paintings incorporate paper garment patterns, thread, fabric, pins and other media from the apparel industry.