BEAUTY OF A DIGITAL ART PATTERN, the return of the ornament

computer aided design, patterns and repetitive artwork

Constantly seeking patterns across seemingly disconnected ideas

Keywords: Symmetry, Symmetry-Breaking, Pattern Formation, Pattern Recognition, Ornaments, Applied Arts, Designs, Textile, fabrics, multi-purpose digital designs,

Abstract. Patterns in nature result from dynamic relationships of forces and constraints through time. Patterns underlay all Reality representing Healthy Creation. Seeing them has to do with the Distance- Closeness Relations / DCR: even when you look at the seemingly plain surface, you would find patterns; Closer usually stands for colourfull, textual, lively and warm, distant for less-surfaced, monochromatic and less componential and in between lots of variations...Pattern recognition is a precious capacity in learning, it is the main feature of creative thinking, lateral thinking, discover learning. Deviations in the pattern formation are either simple mutations that develop into separate pattern existing entities or signs of the diseases or decay. Matter simply cannot exist in pure pattern-free state. The essence of the supstance and reality is patterned!

Why have the Ornaments been proclaimed the atavisms of the 'slow history' by the modern art theorists? Because they are lost in  disconnected ideas and explanation, not recognition and because patterns are technique-natured in opposition to modern fine arts that aim to disconnect themselves from the craft ( technique). Digital patterns are ornamented structure of the Hypernature.

"What is analogous for patterns in art? Art is created by human hands motivated by inspiration/ creativity and thought/ skill. Creativity is constrained by cognitive processes and skill by the limits of technology. " - Carol BIER, Curator, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC, USA

My digital art patterns cannot be produced otherwise except with the aid of computer programs; user created patterns. Computer sequencing provides almost unlimited combination of pattern lenght. Complex digital representations of the patterns can be transfered to different materials ( screens, light shows, cloth, fibreglass, ..) for various purposes. Most of my works are envisioned for bigger sizes and ideally for bigger public spaces. The idea of the digital patterns provides the unique oportunity to create complex installations and environments outdoors and in the halls.
I had no intention to produce fine art 'pattern-canvases'.  Although beauty of the pattern comes forth with simple composition, each of these repetitive artworks involves elaborated basical work on particles, preparation of the layering and elements to end with final repeat composition that can as such, be visually achieved only by computer graphic. Some works are based on digitally reconstructing traditional weaves, other involve new aproaches.

Kristina Maskarin 2004
Decorative designs for the new era
- Introductory research collection into patterns for the new technology;

Textile Intended Designs: TID
New Fabrics envisioned to being produced through a combination of Jet printing and advanced knitting/weaving machine technology in order to achieve imagined feel/ quality. This new production process should be able to perform multitasking commands such as spinning, knitting, and/or weaving, braiding and jet- dying in one go, without separating processes in the making of a fabric. I suppose this device should emerge from the joining of currently separated tasks and machines. Since I am not an engineer I will leave the problem solving to others and intrique myself with the production output instead. Computer creation is in its early history closely related to jacquard weaving (perforated cards for task programming ), while the contemporary ink-jet printing already evolves hi-tech dot controll techniques... Combined with structural, chemical and with task programming this could be a good starting point for the construction of the new multitask machines.

Patterns that follow are therefore not intended for traditional fabric- making processes ( dye and weave or apply on fabric surface..) nor are they small fancy 'pictures'. These are visual representations of above described future technology yet to be achieved, applicable to multi-purpose fabrics, curtains, upoholstery, carpets, as initially intended for but also transferable to other materials such as wrap-papers, wallpapers, wall- screens, shades, ceramics, light & lenses projections with the present day technology...


A) Collectors buy the right to broadcast the patter(s) as non-material installations for particular event, rather than buying the artwork itself.
B) Sole-user licences for the manufactures have to be contracted separately.

click here to go through the textile pattern examples
See CONCEPTUAL BYTES; 5 digital patterns at Art Addiction 1st Medial Biennial

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