Picking Up Pixels: Rüdiger Schlömer Designs Typefaces for Knitting
April 3, 2024
Picking Up Pixels: Rüdiger Schlömer Designs Typefaces for Knitting
April 3, 2024
a patchwork painting with stripes, shapes, and various motifs in a rainbow palette

“Foolin Around.” All images © Sarah Helen More, courtesy of Garvey|Simon, shared with permission

Textile design and the visual language of quilting shine through in Sarah Helen More’s paintings. Her kaleidoscopic works pair various geometric and botanical motifs in patchworks of flat graphic color. Emitting a joyful, meditative energy, the vivid compositions directly tie to the artist’s childhood memories and experiences.

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, and Houston, More was exposed to her mother’s quilting practice and her father’s vast geology collection, and she fuses the two in her works, as organic imagery melds with stripes and bold blocks of color. Now inspired by her daily walks around her home in Seattle, the artist often begins with a photograph or sketch before translating the patterns to the canvas. “My work has always been a place of solace for me—a place where I ruminate on life events and escape into an abstract reality that brings comfort and exhilaration,” she adds.

More has some paintings available through Garvey|Simon, and you can find more of her practice on Instagram.

 

a patchwork painting with stripes, shapes, and various motifs in a pink and red palette

“Sweetie”

a patchwork painting with stripes, shapes, and various motifs in a blue green palette

“167th and Division”

a patchwork painting with stripes, shapes, and various motifs in a rainbow palette

“Gravitron Zipper”

a patchwork painting with stripes, shapes, and various motifs in a rainbow palette

“Hide and Seek”

a patchwork painting with stripes, shapes, and various motifs in a blue palette

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