Motif + Pattern Generation

Intermediate Studio, Fall 2014: Generated and produced over fifty motifs that were then arranged on different grids to create dynamic patterns. One motif was isolated and then manipulated into four distinct compositions using Adobe Illustrator. 

The colors were chosen from the Red > Cyan saturation scale below. Each of the color choices were motivated by the specific requirements of each panel: 

a. The optical illusion of three-dimensional space

b. Two colors to look like one

c. The juxtaposition of warm and cool using only one side of the saturation scale

d. One color to look like two

The patterns were etched into an adhesive film using an industrial laser cutter on 18"x18" bristol board panels. Each part of the adhesive was then carefully removed and painted its respective hue. 

  • 4, 18”x18” Bristol Board
  • Golden Acrylic Paint
  • Adhesive Film
  • Laser Cutter
  • Adobe Illustrator



This wallpaper narrative was generated using patterns and colors from the first stages of the project. The medallions in the background were also extracted and manipulated to add dimension. In addition to frieze patterns and repeated forms, I was able to create a dynamic wallpaper that stands about four feet tall when printed.