As artists, we’re often thrown for a loop and inspired to create our own interpretations from normal everyday oddities. On Pattern Pulp, we celebrate the thinkers and makers who combine, reference and refresh traditional mediums. Let’s have a look at a few works that straddle varying mediums and are tied together through vibrant, modular, unexpected overlap:
1. Maryanne Moodie and her woven tapestries. Like other instagrammers on the hunt for fresh work-in-progress, House of Maryanne‘s feed is a fabulous one, sharing asymmetrical tapestries, DIY classes and vintage clothing.
2. Louisa Crompton and her knitted textiles. Each design has a tetris vibe that celebrates modular graphics as 3D knits.
3. Robert Otto Epstein‘s vibrant colors, patterns and pain-staking details are digital, pixelated and asymmetrical.
4. Gerard Richter’s Tapestries, which we covered a few months back, where he converts paintings to woven works, breaking down each stroke into thread. In a similar but also radically different fashion, we mention Philip Stearns, who’s known for his blankets and tapestries inspired from lovely patterns formed from digital glitches.
The basic idea: “Transcode glitches in the cold, hard logic of digital circuits into soft, warm textiles.” When you think about the three, we have utilitarian textile patterns transformed into art, art transformed into tapestries and a fleeting digital moment captured forever in utilitarian tactile objects. What do you think of this trend?