Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Patterns, patterns everywhere...

Today I took the boys on a bus adventure. We stopped off at the University...my old stomping grounds. 14 years ago, the where and when, I started my first quilt. I have always been obsessed with patterning in things... sequences, collections of things... what makes them similar? Different? Where is the repeat? What is the secondary pattern?
Consciously, sometimes unconsciously, trying to make order visually, mentally.
I must have walked over these tiles hundreds of times...but...
I just don't remember ever seeing them.
It feels silly to have missed them previously, but also like maybe they were calling to me, some kind of code...
and only today did it come through.
JMB
PS
In the background tonight, at my house, are strains of Beethoven. My husband is watching "Immortal Beloved". We both just love it. The music, the acting, the sets and costumes are amazing and transporting. Watch it.

4 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Beautiful pictures. I noticed a lot of "patchwork" in the architecture when we were in Great Britain last summer.

Yaz and Rob said...

Also on of my favorite flicks!

Yaz

Amy said...

Oh, man, those blocks are amazing!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ooh, wonderful tilework. Sorry, have to admit Immortal Beloved put me to sleep.....