Pattern projects range from critically-oriented digital designs to multi-layer screen-printed yardage for public display.
Loosely referencing Philip Roth's novel substituting a classic identity narrative with a severely misbehaving reality, American Pastoral (above and immediately following) is a collection of surface conditions applied to borrowed forms and material. This ongoing project aims to question notions of tradition that derive from a narrow band of American experience - involving riffs on commodity, advertising, war, horror-as-entertainment - through juxtaposition, disjunction, and decontextualized symbolic representation.
Pattern tradition and illusion are areas of interest in the studio. The following two patterns were developed for digital textile printing, and reference the traditional forms of houndstooth and fleur de lis.
Studio pattern projects include print commissions. The studio has shown work with Volume Gallery and assisted the development of digitally-printed silk for the Fashion Resource Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.