Authors

Hongyi Zhu

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Year Completed

2017

Abstract

2017 Pattern Research Project

Hongyi Zhu - Acanthus

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.

Hongyi Zhu, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Acanthus pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Acanthus is a type of plant that wide-spreaded in mediterranean region. There leaves were used as ornamentation for thousands of years. The most well-known example should be the corinthian order colunms of Greek temples. Later, it was inherited by the Roman Empire and its successor, Byzantine. The foliages symbolize immortality, healing and rebirth; it was commonly used as a decoration for Cathedral architectures.However, it had never became a significant religious simbol in Christianity. The pattern remained as a decorative element.The pattern was developed and transformed into numerous different forms through the age.”

Geometry

Scroll

Color

Green, Tan, Desaturated Earth tones

Craft

Block Print

Material

Distempered Color, Wallpaper

Function/Use

Wallpaper

Pattern's Place of Origin

Arts & Crafts

Culture

European

Design

William Morris

Disciplines

Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

1-4-2019

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Pattern Research Project: An Investigation of The Pattern And Printing Process - Acanthus

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