I spotted these wonderful pattern paintings by Paige C. Anderson on Art Hound. With my interest in crafting, knitting and embroidery, I was instantly intrigued by her and her use of patterns. Her description is all about family, ancestry and connections. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it was an appropriate time to share.
“My most recent project represents what I have found while discovering my ancestry: repetition, consistency, veiled connections, endless succession, commitment, diligence, and duty. In the process of creating my work, I have sought to represent these themes. I use meditative and repetitive processes of art making to honor my ancestry visually. Methodical processes also underscore the connection my work has to traditional women’s work—like quilting—as well as daily family rituals, ceremony and pursuing genealogical research. The use of patterns and layers references the process of uncovering our ancestry and regaining connections to our progenitors.
My work also explores the idea that I am but one of a string of genetically linked individuals. This notion has profound implications; that events give birth to events, changes to changes, and actions to actions; that I am but part of a grand causality. As I have worked on this series, I have come to better understand my own personal history as an outgrowth of my ancestors.”