Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Neon pattern postcard excess

I started by thinking about absence, demolition of buildings, disappeared architecture, which is one of the main impulses behind the Chahar bagh collages. In these images here , in real life,the structures are still standing of course (Damavand, Persepolis, different beautiful mosques) but there's an imagining of landscape with their loss.I've been playing with postcards and pattern and colour. A bit excessive, but I tend to try pushing pattern to the maximum and then pull back a little. Perhaps there is further still to go? 

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Persian textile pattern detail on House.