To describe the relationships between corresponding parts, the deeper symmetries, which are concealed by asymmetries on the surface, the theorist of evolution, Gregory Bateson, once talked about "the pattern which connects". He writes:"What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all the four of them to me? And me to you? And all the six of us to the amoeba in one direction and to the backward schizophrenic in another?"
This quate is from the book Patterns in design, Art and Architecture.
Gregory Bateson, Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (New York/Dutton:1979),p.8.
Diana van Golden, Charlotte Vonkeman en Marije Cnossen are XS-M-L. Their name reflect their clothing size litterally, but also their work method. Their designs play with the shift in size of functional objects, this creates new functions for these forms.
One of the reasons that it's taken me some time to place new news on my blog is because I've been busy planning my first presentation. Carla Piebes was so kind to let me use her shop window for the new pattern that I created. The pattern is based on city maps and the way that roads connect each city with the next. By zooming out the connections take on shapes that we see in other forms like veins. I chose to screenprint the pattern on material to create a link to the human body. The material becomes a layer of veins that connect different structures/organs/cities with each other.