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Step & Repeat, No. 4

80 x 40 x 2cm
Oil on linen canvas wrap-around


What an unimaginative title for this series? Well, at least it says what it is!

If you've ever use a software program, such as Quark XPress, InDesign, Photoshop, etc. they have a feature whereby you can select an object, duplicate it, and then place it in a given location. 

I haven't exactly done this with these designs, but it did come to mind whilst thinking of a title for them. Because I have taken a small element from a previous painting, and repeated it to create an interesting, repetative design.

By rotating or flipping the element, and moving it around, I often find that it can fit nicely together with the copied element, which then creates interesting designs that I would never have come up with without doing this. It doesn't always work, but when it does, it's quite exciting.

The element for this one was taken from Swirl Lake.

Wall view

Step & Repeat, No. 4

Angle view

Edge view

Corner view