New Year's Eve 2009
I find comfort and power in the predictability of patterns. Aesthetically speaking,the repetition of line, shape and color creates a rhythm that seduces, soothes and engages my eyes and my mind. From the radial symmetry of a flower to the proportions of the human form, patterns provide beauty and a meditative calm. I will continue to use patterns in my work but am becoming more fascinated with what happens when the anticipated calculability of these occurrences ceases because of a sudden, accidental or deliberate change. My use of patterns is reflective of my recent life. Sometimes the unforeseen and unanticipated, transform and redirect our "typical" and habitual thoughts and behaviours.There is an excitement in the mystery of "not knowing" what lies ahead."All around us are facts that are related to one another. Of course, they can be regarded as separate entities and learned that way. But what a difference it makes when we see them as a pattern! . . . They begin to make sense. The world becomes a more comprehensible place."
"Wildflower" panel in process 2010