A Language of Pattern

These collages are infused with the idea of the nomadic life. This was the pattern of my early life starting out in Germany, growing up in Turkey and then coming to the United States.  The work brings together all I have gathered from these very different cultures.  Added to that is my long time interest in archetypal patterns , such as the zigzag pattern that have been used as a motif from the time of the Hittites to the present day.  Another influence is the meandering patterns found in the work of some Aborigine and African Art.  These ancient patterns, geometric abstractions, are firmly embedded in the human mind.

Edith Hillinger, 2016