Pattern within Pattern

The title says it all…as you can see Marian and Betty both contain multiple patterns within one work. With these canvases I was inspired by the complex patterns found in Aran sweaters that my mother Betty knit all through my childhood. It’s the relief that appeals and the relationship between the repeating motifs in different scales, that fascinate me. Marian and Betty are from my Aran Series and are the result of my reflections on pattern and relationships.

 Marian, 64" x 60" [Aran Series]

Marian, 64" x 60" [Aran Series]

 Betty, 64" x 68" [Aran Series]

Betty, 64" x 68" [Aran Series]