explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Monday, September 5, 2011

Inspiration Avenue: Patterns

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This piece may look like it "means" something heavy, but really I was just playing with patterns and shapes. The horizontal curved stripes are from a photo I took of the inside of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. The diamond grid pattern is from a photo I took of an iron cafe chair in San Antonio. Part of the grid is filled with a pattern from a Hero Arts stone carving image. The outline of the "martial arts" fighting woman is from Broderbund Clip Art, and her lined crumpled notebook paper texture is from grungetextures. I like the contrast between her strong stance and the more fragile paper.


12 comments:

ilene said...

THis is fantastic...it works on ALL levels!
love
ilene

Magpie said...

I love the depth and the patterns within patterns! And the way the lines of the woman repeat the shape of the diamond grid. So cool!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is really stunning Artwork Sherry. I love this very much. It's fantastic. How you did this I am very surprised.
Greet Marja

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is not just a pattern piece, but a traveling piece, too. Several places and images had to be combined to make this beauty what it is. I'm impressed.

see you there! said...

I like the fact that you used a combination of photo's you took. This has a very "graphics" feel to it.

Darla

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love this take on pattern. It is very fresh and vibrant. There is so much movement. Love it
http://traceyfletcherking.blogspot.com/

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Nice interpretation of the challenge!

Kat W said...

This works wonderfully - I really like the effect of the layers & various elements. Very cool entry for this week's IA theme!

Kat :-)

Terrie said...

I love that you were able to merge all these various photos into a strong graphic image. Well done!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

You managed to create a very intriguing piece. Great job!
Stay inspired!

priti.lisa said...

Very cool! I like the crumple-y-ness ☺
xo

Carola Bartz said...

You hit the challenge perfectly - I like this a lot.