Patterning & Texture

"Ornament shapes, straightens and stabilizes the bare arid field on which it is inscribed. Not only does it exist in and of itself, but it also shapes its own environment -- to which it imparts form." Henri Focillon- The Life of Forms in Art

Patterning is about differentiation and the derivation of form. “Systems in Series” become the working mechanism of form and ornament. These scenes are a combination of structural, natural, and surface patterning. The detail can have a larger cultural significance and at the same time “exists in and of itself…”