Printception – A Print within a print

My masters Degree project from Swedish School of Textiles, where the aim was to explore the possibility of having multiple patterns on a single textile surface by layering patterns in contrasting scale an printing techniques. The work sets out to explore a new way to approach historically common patterns to create a new and contemporary expression through the use of the three chosen pattern categories; floral, medallion and geometric. By exploring different scales within the textile, motifs can hide in plain sight depending on the observers distance towards the textile.

This concept is most clearly seen when you look at the textiles from a distance and then move closer towards it. From afar a floral motif is depicted but as you move closer, it dissolves into pieces of a geometric pattern with no flower to be seen.

Jacquard knitted textiles with transfer print. 320×130 cm

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