Three Color Diamonds, hand dyed wool on linen, 10 x 10 in.
My new textile for the new year is an addition to an occasional series––pattern––using a repetition of shapes to create the composition. You can see a few other works in this series here. With this piece I chose to break the color pattern by substituting blue for three red shapes and one yellow; it's a random choice, based on visual balance. A color effect I hadn't expected came in the lower right corner where the blue, substituting for yellow and surrounded by red, had a very different presence than when surrounded by yellow. The red and blue form a dark mass which breaks up the rhythm of dark/light across the textile, an irregularity which highlights the basic regularity of the pattern.
Three Color Diamonds detail