I especially like to draw patterns. My first repeating pattern was a crude copy of an M.C. Escher tessellation for 9th grade Geometry class. Everyone in my family is pattern-crazed. “Patternen” was one of my little sister’s first words. So I guess it makes sense that I spend hours on end combining my love of drawing and illustration with the tweaky math of patternmaking.
My patterns show up on textiles, wall coverings, and paper. I am inspired by natural forms, modern geometric complexes, and imagery of bygone eras. Fabrics can be purchased through Spoonflower, an innovative company that is using technology and independent artists together to revive the textile industry in North Carolina. I am one of their biggest fans. I license patterns and take spec work from time-to-time for clients who share not only my aesthetic but also my ethos.
My textile designs have been featured in Charleston Magazine and in newspapers accross the United States over the AP wire. My work has also been seen on Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and papernstitch.