A Patterned Life - Abstract

Jennifer Angus
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 541–543


F or the past two years, I have been creating art installations composed of insects pinned directly to a wall in repeating patterns which reference both textiles and wallpaper. My early training was in textile design. Pattern upon cloth provides a visual language, and that cloth made into a garment without written word can communicate much about its wearer whether it be sex, age, ethnic identity or status within a community. Certain patterns/textiles we designate as wearable and others are for home decor. for example, drapes, a tablecloth. Although very little of what I currently do involves cloth, my work is nonetheless informed by the textile tradition. In particular, I am inspired by pattern in which repetition is inherent. Thus the notion of infinitude is closely linked, for when does a pattern end?