Jonathan
Alumbaugh

Jonathan
Alumbaugh

Making patterns is more fun than finding them

Patterns

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

Fabric
3x3–3x9ft
2017  

These are some of mine. In class, we developed the patterns, dyed fabrics, exposed screens, mixed inks, and printed everything by hand.

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The very slight lines were difficult to clean once the screen had been exposed. Dye-based ink was used as it could be diluted to reduce clogging the screen, without bleeding.

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It's not weed. It could be, but it was intended to be Japanese maple leaves. This color combination was printed second to the following combination, but is my favorite. The background is dyed a pthalo blue that carries slight variation, while the maple leaves are metallic ink.

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Still not weed.

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This is less a pattern than a heavily textured print. Most of the fabric was monoprinted using plastic sheeting, while the circle was blocked out and printed afterwards.