Narwhal Pattern

  • Narwhal Pattern
    12"x18" repeat
    gouache
     
    The inspiration for this pattern comes from the 15th-century tapestries.  To contemporize the motifs, I developed a pattern out of narwhals, since they are also a near-mythical, one-horned animal.  Depth is made by layering stencils of colors based on the tapestry's floral pattern.  The stencils were repeated four times to produce a 24"x36" pattern.