Posted: Mar 10 2015
Since many of my pattern designs are created using a single, totemic shape on repeat, it's very important to get that shape just right. Usually it begins when l see a shape in my head, and that shape will be so interesting to me that I have to sit down and work it out.
Each of the designs in the collection is carefully drawn, often over and over until it's ready. I suppose it gets a kind of tension within itself that looks alive when it becomes a part of a larger pattern, when negative space becomes it's partner. Sometimes, it happens on the first try. Other times, it takes many repetitions and iterations.
In this photo, you can see that even a small tweak to the shapes, or the textures inside them, yields diverse results; this sketch is of just the corner of what will later become a complete shape. Even our most minimal designs are created with a lot of consideration to the details, and that consideration can most definitely be felt in the final pieces.