These would have to be one of my favourite new works of the year. Good old fashioned pattern work.
My housemate described them as something you would find at an old school ice-creamery hence the name. Again I used the crop circles as the shape to replicate over and over to give a fish scale effect. They look particular nice on tote bags and duvet covers but I am hoping to sell these as wrapping paper one day.
Tessellations have always been a guilty pleasure of mine as is illusion art. I used base images here from unsplash.com to use for the guts of the pattern work. Coming up with workable patterns was possibly the most difficult part of this series.
I will most definitely try to do more work like this in the future but with more complex tessellations and better suited base material. Best not to look too close or they will hurt your eyes but fro afar they look gorgeous in my opinion.
For this series you can see recurring elements of crops and circular pattern work that I clearly became obsessed with near the end. I tried to combine the subtle colours used in previous work with the black and white photography.
I could get lost for hours cropping and cutting out shapes within shapes overlapped with simple imagery. Most of these designs look great on tees and pillows because of the asymmetry.
A combination of the black and white photography with coloured crop circles. I enjoyed making these designs as the colour combinations and moon shaped cutouts worked really well on top of each other.
I think I will certainly do more designs similar to this with new elements in the future. All three look great together side by side in a triptych. Who knew you could do so much with a simple crop circle.
It is not often that my work uses or references figurative and realistic objects. I am however incredibly interested in all things retro and vintage. I imagine these would appear on the wall of some teenager's room from the 50's & 60's.
The pattern work is making an appearance once again and a simple addition of the record labels ties these two concepts together. Instead of platinum albums I guess these would be what I would get for my singing talents.
It is only recently that I began to play with photography and teach myself the basics. Adding an element of black and white to my designs is something I enjoy because especially in the background as it highlights the colours found in rest of the design.
I found this particular image from a free stock image site that You will notice appears regularly in my work. Building relationships with other artists is important to me and adapting work in my own way. Feel free to check out work used here - http://unsplash.com/
These three works were my first attempts at an entire series of digital work inspired by aerial photography. I am constantly amazed by the naturally occurring patterns and shapes that can be found in nature.
For these designs I used aerial shots of the never ending fields of agriculture and farming found in America. Their land is covered in large scale crops that by accident create amazing pattern work from a distance.
Even though I am not particularly in love with any of these designs I am interested in getting better at splicing materials, patterns and photography into some crystal like shapes.
These are my very first attempts at stenciling some more abstract shapes which actively go against my OCD structure and symmetry. I enjoy the colours I used but have a while to go before I am happy with the final work. So stay tuned for more work like this, collage is my next stop.