A pattern is a discernible regularity in the world or in manmade design. Generally, patterns are repeated in a predictable manner. The ubiquitous nature of patterns also indicates that it can be observed directly from any of our five senses. Aside from visual representations of patterns in art, design, and nature, an archetype can also be considered a type of pattern. Comparative anthropology and Jungian Archetypal Theory suggest that archetypes are omnipresent in all cultures as a constantly recurring symbol in literature, art, and mythology.
These elements create the framework for this current series of work entitled, “patterns + monsters.” These paintings offer layered information that is inspired by pop-culture, design, identity, and cultural history influences. “patterns + monsters” is a study on the juxtaposition of regularity and chaos that exist simultaneously with one another. Additionally, the development and consistent use of monster-like characters offer a playful nod to the recurring archetype of monsters found in all cultures.