Archive for the ‘patterns’ Category


Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

A trip to Iran with Eteyn Wéry.
Even with a British passport its a fantastic country! Full of contrasts and very friendly people…
And lots of geometry and grids!
Sorry Iran but I’m a fan!


gas and clay

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Stripy sky and colourful ceramics by Kate Newby at La Loge.


Saturday, August 17th, 2013

The juice harvested from the plants is included in this new batch of aloe/ cucumber soap.
Patterning for future cussions….


Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

strawbs – metal – Daniel’s sexy printing on Hula Martha’s hoop suit – Daniel’s homemade hula hoops.

Printers are phat!

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The work of german artist Thomas Bayrle is on show at Wiels, and proves to me that printers are really wicked people! An incredible amount of really nerdy hand-drawn patterned prints cover the walls of the first floor of the contemporary art center. In the days before computer all of this will have been drawn and composed over a light table: a long process requiring a lot of patience.


_– A little corner cabinet displays some of the process: a booklet of elements cut out in UV film, compositions and diagrams on how to organise the films when making the screens. Here the exhibition lacks information: I think that when you put on a show about an artist working with such specific techniques, the process should somehow be shown and explained either through photos, video or text. Its crucial to the understanding of the work: the time and the planning of the work are key elements that influence the final results. I think you can’t put on a silk-screening show like you put on a painting or sculpture show, you have to emphasize the process, you just can’t treat it as a secondary element.

Patterns, patterns, patterns… drawings weaved together… in and out.. up and down…
The second floor was dedicated to Thomas Bayrle’s 3D work. In fact 3D is clearly very important to him as it is already an issue in his prints. I wonder if its something to do with the flatness of silk-screenning? Does it become frustrating? Always seeking the perfect surface coverage… slickness…
In fact how do you deal with surface and depth when you are working with this technique?

Thank you Thomas, its great work!


Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Apples – Billie’s Battenberg cake – Sofi van Saltbommel’s crabs – Emilie’s teapot – Liège seed shop.


Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle

Thursday, April 12th, 2012


Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Alsacian patterned decor and swiss chinese street lanterns…