Before patterns had mainly a decorative function.
To develop this progress in my work I’m adding and developing my Pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern serie (PPPP).
How far can you go with a pattern? How comfortable is a room when everything in that room is patterned the same, the wall paper, the curtains, the furniture, the tableware even the clothing you are wearing?
A Pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern room is a room that in its entirety, filled with the same pattern.
The first works with this theme I made in 2008. A watercolour and diorama (for a groupsexhibition at Villa Ockenburgh in Den Haag, NL).
While the song “The Artist” by Daniel Johnston was playing, I ‘woke’ up on stage in a white room which I turned into a patterned one, including myself.
The repeating and re-using of a pattern is of course very important in Batik. Every pattern is a symbol and learning its meaning is a study towards the Pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern world I’m trying to create.
Eventually I would like to turn a room, or better a house, into a Pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern.