Nature vs. Manmade

Last year when I was working on the pieces for the Miru exhibit I became interested in textile patterns that mimicked pattern found in nature. That led me down a mixed media rabbit hole where I found 3 beetle paintings that are still some of my favorite pieces I’ve ever created. Here’s a look at how one of them came into being. 

Palm fronds laid in opposite directions look like herringbone.

They also look like knit stitches. So I knit up some panels in super chunky wool.

One panel down. One to go.

Can you see how much I loved working on this project?!

A little gesso so that I can paint on top of the knit portions. Because PAINT!

Pattern on top of pattern. Oh mama

Some textiles for legs. And the finished piece. 20×30

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