The prints in my series Patterned Objects combine patterns with images of common household objects and explore the paradox of having an emotional connection to commercially manufactured items. The objects I portray, such as drinking glasses, rolling pins and laundry baskets, are initially mass produced. However, they eventually work their way into individual homes where the residents use them on a daily basis and, often, develop very personal associations with them. In this way they are like thousands of identical twins separated at birth—exact replicas of each other that acquire their own personalities.

The patterns behind the objects, with their recurring shapes, hearken to the repeated production of the objects. There is also an interaction between the patterns and the objects, much in the same way that there is an interaction between day to day routines, which I see as living patterns, and the objects that we use in those routines.

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