For this project, we had to create a tessellation. A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again, adding layers and covering gaps and overlaps. However, it doesn’t only have to be one shape. For example, in my tessellation, I use many different patterns. The main pattern method I used was the “stack and pack.” I put many patterns on top of other patterns, consistently “stacking” them, “packing” them close together. Patterns are what make a piece more vigorous and interesting, making it pleasing to the eye. For my tessellation, I was inspired by Kelly Donahue and the way the black went over her patterns, yet still brought the main part of the piece forward to the foreground. Donahue taught me to keep the background in my foreground without making the foreground look flat. Such a dynamic concept.
This project did not only revolve around pattern, for color played a huge role as well. Like Kelly Donahue, I wanted to incorporate a lot of bright colors. The main colors I used were different shades of pink and blue. The way colors are used in a piece really adds depth into it. Bright colors influence a positive mood that pattern alone cannot accomplish. A combination of both tessellation and bright colors makes for a piece that has potential of coming to life.