Authors

Bella Ayer

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Year Completed

2018

Abstract

2018 Pattern Research Project

Bella Ayer – Who’s Afraid of St. Luke

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Bella Ayer, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Who’s Afraid of St. Luke pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The contemporary designer of the patterns “Who’s Afraid of St. Luke” and “Preaching to the Choir” is Christian Philipp Muller, a conceptual artist from Switzerland, currently practicing in Berlin. Muller partnered with Maharam in 2010 for this wallpaper project. Both patterns are inspired by the Antwerp Painters Guild of St. Luke, which was founded in the 14thcentury in the Netherlands. The guild’s symbol is the ox-crest of St. Luke. The ox is a symbol of St. Luke that is seen in religious art throughout Europe. And is also seen in other artwork with speculation of other religious ties. Although there is no specific pattern that is a pr3ecedent for Muller’s patterns, there is plenty of other art containing an ox, both representing St. Luke and other 3religious symbolism.”

Geometry

Organic Shapes

Color

yellow, blue, green, red

Craft

printing, dyeing

Material

Latex, Cellulose Paper

Function/Use

wallpaper

Pattern Design Era

21st Century

Disciplines

Art and Design | Interior Design

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

10-25-2019

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Pattern Research Project: An Investigation of The Pattern And Printing Process - Who's Afraid of St. Luke

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