Pattern Piles Series

Mixed media watercolors on paper.

This series depicts garment pattern shapes piled on top of each other. Some are straight watercolors, while others include layered manila pattern paper. Thick manila paper is used as master patterning (for sizing) in the apparel manufacturing industry. I make these on Fabriano Artistico, Arches, Bristol, Strathmore, and even dot marker paper--which is also used in the garment trade.