Sunday, March 17, 2013

pattern

pattern attracts me
grid of branches,
palm-thatch lined up edge to edge
repetition
pattern
it occurs all the time,
all the time.
growth in spring and summer
death in fall and winter
repeat
we live a pattern,
we live repetition.
perhaps you will say that I am attracted to patterns and repetition because I am a quilt maker
But maybe I'm a quilt maker because there is pattern in our world
 images:  the thatched outside kitchen in the Cayman Heritage Garden in Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park

14 comments:

Valerianna said...

Yes.. there is glorious pattern in our world! And maybe you are a quilter because you were born with eyes to SEE it.

Velma Bolyard said...

the patterns are so moving and so persistant, and i love what both you and valerie say about the why it matters. and it does.

Margaret said...

Perhaps. A friend recently showed me photos of the trip to Israel and Jordan she and her DH took last fall; all that really fascinated me were the patterns in the mosaics -- walls and floors. And the patterns of the olive groves against the earth...

blandina said...

My preference goes to patterns coupled with textures, as the one in your pictures: fascinating.

Karen said...

I confess that I too am a pattern addict (colours, textures, forms, behaviours, events)! Gorgeous pics.

Nat Palaskas said...

Patterns and textures inspire me too. I get lots of them them on my travels - I like the palm leaves on your post, thanks - Nat

Quilt or Dye said...

Fabulous patterns! Thank you!

Nazia Shah said...

its really nice and beautiful, impressed to view...

deemallon said...

I love the idea that maybe we are quilters b/c there is pattern in the world and not the other way round (noticing b/c we quilt). Lovely pix - I esp. like the close up of the palms woven in fan shapes.

mansuetude said...

but where did it all begin ...

.
this top image for me, the color, the sense of a stilled motion, a breathing thing make in motion by the shadow play; and the dimension, layered sense of space compressed.

yes

but where did it all begin...

Jacky said...

That thatched roof is so beautiful...an amazing repeat. I love seeing the world through the eyes of artists. Such attention to detail. Not much slips by them.

Beauty in the ordinary.

Jacky xox

jude said...

sometimes you have to stand way back to see the pattern. the pattern of your own going.

April said...

mmmmm the palm fronds remind me of gaudi.
and i just saw this nfb quilt pattern short.
http://blog.nfb.ca/blog/2011/02/17/quilt-fever/

miss you mom

Ayesha said...

nice