Patternalia is a four-piece large-scale installation. For this intense image, I employ the basics of pattern development - the use of pure geometry, scale and color without additional imagery. There are highly planned and exacting as well as completely spontaneous and experimental aspects to the development of the image. Exacting in the sense that the geometric symmetry has to be perfect. Spontaneous in the sense that the image is developed much like a painting - I have an idea where I want to start, then the form builds upon itself and self-introduces new directions as its being built. Even though the intent of the image is purely decorative, because of its intensity, it sparks emotional response from it's form, color and symbolism.