Forestheart

Artist, teacher, perennial student, multimused owner of Forestheart
independent
Frederick, MD and Unger, WV USA
Current explorations focus on complex repeat patterning and tessellations based in triaxial weaving. Repeating identical color sequences on all three axes gives rise to three and sixfold symmetries, along with rotations and surprising asymmetric motifs when the placement is shifted. Some configurations produce secondary patterns when backlit. I envision these patterns on textiles, as mosaics, and other surface design including beadwork, fused glass, and quilting. My workshop and presentation diagrams are the starting points for a book in progress, a project competing for time amongst multiple other pursuits.
AAAA BBBB Pair with Shift: Dots and Pinwheels (top) Four Motifs (bottom)
66 x 46 x 3 cm
triaxial weaving, 7mm silk ribbon
2016
Pair of triaxial weavings exactly identical in weave structure, with identical color sequencing in all three axes (AAAA BBBB). Only the starting position of the color sequence in the diagonal elements shifts between the two. Colors reverse on back face of the work; motifs show radial symmetry, and rotate.
Windmills and Spirals, AAA BBB
30 x 30 x 3 cm
triaxial weaving, 3 mm hand dyed silk ribbon
2017
Pair of triaxial weavings exactly identical in weave structure, with identical color sequencing in all three axes (AAAA BBBB). Only the starting position of the color sequence in the diagonal elements shifts between the two. An unseen pattern appears when backlit.