wall-process

 

In our daily life, we encounter repetitive patterns in many places, from the natural world to manmade objects.  Interesting echoes emerge, such as the relationship between the spiral chambers in seashells and spiral staircases. Seashell chambers grow in spirals starting from the center, with each chamber increasing in size over time. Past craftspeople observed this pattern and applied the form to vertical staircases. The repeated step in vertical alignment forming a spiral pattern is a very effective method of construction for limited space, particularly in tall, narrow buildings such as lighthouses.  

Repetitive patterns create an infinite feeling of progressive movement. When viewing a pattern from different perspectives, the evidence of how form grows can be observed.  I also like to break down forms into their basic elements to better understand how they are created and how many differing elements are involved. My work inspires function leading to interaction between user and object. My forms are an exploration of linear, curvilinear, planar or volumetric configurations. I also study transitional patterns that shift from small to large, from short to long, thick to thin or solid to transparent. 

My goal is to create a body of work both functional and sculptural influenced by repetition from both natural phenomena and manmade objects, focusing on experimentation with different types of repetitive patterns and progressions by using different woodworking technique.