Repetition may yield pleasure, but can also be a defense mechanism, an attempt to circumvent the return of repressed desires and unfulfilled wishes, which may percolate to the brink of consciousness in dreams, jokes and parapraxis.
During a residency in 2014 in Wyoming, I started looking at the low end decorative materials found in thrift shops. These left-over materials told stories about the isolated community of Sheridan, Wyoming.
Full Pattern is a series of collages made out of sticky foam, picnic table cloths, duct tape, ribbons, acrylic, markers and paper on frosted acetate, using traditional quilt block patterns. The repetition of quilt-making using the deconstructed decorative items create collages that meditate on how isolated communities create idosymcratic defense mechanisms.