Mönsterminnen - att skapa nya mönster av gamla minnen
This is a project about creating new patterns from childhood memories of patterns. I have been reaserching the possibility to add further value to a pattern in terms of memories, stories, associations and feelings. The goal has been to create new patterns from other peoples memories of patterns. It has also been my purpose to develop my skills and feel more comfortable in the creating of patterns. The questions at issu has been: How can I tell a story with a pattern? How can I communicate a feeling or a mood with a pattern? How does our memory image and an interpretation effect the process and the end result? I interviewed nine people. The questions during the interview was: Your name and age? Where was the pattern you’r going to talk about placed? How did it look like? What kind of feelings or emotions do you connect with this pattern? Someting else you whant to tell about the pattern? I created five patterns and during the process with the interviews I realised the importance of showing the stories in the end result. I choose to make a book in the size of the pattern report 53x64 cm. The book includes the patterns, quotes from the stories and interior pictures of the patterns. I’ve been working with water colour, Photoshop, digital prints on fabric, digital prints on paper, screen prints on fabric and screen prints on paper. It’s important for me that that the hand is visible in my work. It shows a great deal of craftsmanship and also a respect for my own work and the people who’s about to use it.