The pattern for Echo Cool Morning, wool and silk, is taken from a photograph of a shadow cast through a window on the floor of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia. All of my rugs are designed in a 6 x 9 foot format. As the size of the rug changes so does the pattern and in some instances, for aesthetic purposes, the pattern may need to be altered, extended, flipped or reversed, and reconfigured. In this instance the rug for this client’s entry way was cropped into a square eliminating a portion of the original pattern.
When talking about a shadow as inspiration for source material I am also talking about the properties of light forming the shadow. Light possesses physical properties, it pervades and shapes all things throughout the universe, yet to our senses it is ephemeral and most often overlooked. Conceptually that moment aesthetically resonated with me, it was nature producing art. Now that moment uniquely exists as a textile on someone’s floor. I find this process of bridging art and design as being a sustainable contribution to creating a deeper sense of meaning and connection to clients and the objects that they live and identify with. . .
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