‘Flatteringly Flat’ revels in the aesthetic interplay of pattern on pattern. Inspired by the visually incomprehensible space created by a similar pattern play in John Everett Millais’ ‘Isabella,’ this series of ink paintings showcases the beauty of the repetition that can be found all around us, from the stripes in our clothes to the tresses of our hair. With the elimination of depth, viewers generally keep at bay until a polite ‘distance’ from the kaleidoscopic subject can be determined.
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