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Pattern Studio was a 2,000 sq. ft. gallery
at the opening of Long Island Children's Museum.

Pattern is the orderly repetition of a thing or event in space or time. Patterns are everywhere -- in the rhythm of song, the line of animal tracks crossing a field of snow, the intricate design of a tiled floor, the wondrous symmetry of a snowflake,
the ebb and flow of tides and the cycle of changing seasons. The more we look, the more we see. Recognizing patterns can be the first step to
making sense of the world.

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SpinWall is a 12' long collection of hubcaps
in a plexiglass faced case. Three handles
turn a dozen hubs on a chain mechanism.

PATTERN STUDIO > DOLLHOUSE awaits at one entrance to PATTERN STUDIO gallery. Flat screens & computers encased in a kiosk dollhouse invite visitors to change the walls, floors, furniture, window views and virtually every object within. Dozens of pattern drawing applications enable users to add their own designs, offering a hands-on introduction to the world of patterns.

PATTERN STUDIO
HALL of MIRRORS
welcomed visitors. You're the angle that sets up the rules of symmetry. Repeat yourself in KALEIDO YOU, a giant kaleidoscope. Go on and on and on in a row in BORDER WALL. Make a wall paper pattern of you in QUILT MIRROR & SPHERE MIRROR.
Hall of Mirrors
Assorted mirrors
SINK MIRROR turns Borderline patterns into Around-the-Point patterns.

Sink Mirror

PS software PATTERN STUDIOBORDERLINERS, KALEIDODRAW, WALLOVERS & KALEIDOPIX.
Explore software that helps you draw magical patterns that repeat over and over.
PATTERN STUDIOSPOON FLOWERS, designed especially for toddlers, is set into a window frame and provides the tools for making a garden with painted wooden spoons as petals. Spoon Flowers




  PATTERN STUDIO > BORDER GEARS
Border Gears  


PATTERN STUDIO > TILE LAYER
Tile Layer mirrors the designs you make with 16 foot square rubber tiles.


PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > WHAT'S NEXT?
What's Next?
What's Next? challenges young imaginations to figure out repeating sequences.
Painting & Design: Catherine Cleary & Lisa Greene

PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > CAFE TILER
Cafe Tiler

Animating Tiles
Cafe Tiler demonstrates a classic illusion
with a sliding checkerboard pattern.
Lined up as a checkerboard, the rows are straight. When they slide from this position, the lines appear as zig-zags.


PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > MOIRE WINDOW
Moire

Moire motion
Moire Window (on the flip side of SpoonFlowers) makes illusory shimmering patterns with perforated steel screens.  


 PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > STARFISH ZOETROPE  
ZoetropeStar Dance
Starfish Zoetrope produces a magical dance as these five-armed creatures
spin around in an early animation device.


PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > TESS TABLE
Tess Table provides lots of colorful rubber tiles
with which to make tessellatiing patterns


PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > WONDER WHEEL
Wonder Wheel
Wonder Wheel by Martin Abrahams, LIT SERIES: Coney Island, N.Y., 2002, 35mm photography, digital C print composite. The artist explores the elements of light in motion using time exposures. With color and light as his palette, he paints and draws with a 35mm still camera. Realistic form is broken up into multiple images and overlapping fragments of color.



PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > OUTSIDE
Outside screens
Outside software explores patterns in nature with dozens of applications that enable users to draw some of the amazing designs that we find around us.


PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > AROUND the WORLD
World screens
Around the World software enables users to explore pattern making in different places and other times. Dozens of applications open from a map interface. Pictured above are Vase, PlateMaker and KenteCloth. Others include: LaceMaker, QuiltMaker, Totem Poles, Tartan Plaids, Magic Carpet, Magic Cabinet, Sand Mandala, etc.

 

EXHIBITS > PATTERN STUDIO > CREDITS

 

Concept development, software, words & pictures: Al Jarnow & Lisa Greene
Space planning and furniture design: Catherine Cleary
Exhibit development and design: James Metcalfe

FABRICATION
Exhibits: Michael Tomeo, Thao Nguyen Tran,
Nicole Langille, Kim Wagner

Furniture and dollhouse: David McClay

Table legs: Bogert & Hopper
Corian: Integra Corp.
Plexiglass: Just Plastics
Gear Boxes: Lutz Wallasch
Table leg painting: J. Amato
Pattern Studio sign and What Next? shapes: Exquisite Interiors
Floor: Gerbert Ltd.
Bricks: Atlantic Foam Company
Vinyl lettering: SignSmith

ART & ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS
Wonderwheel: Martin Abrahams
Floor Inlays and What Next?: Catherine Cleary
Pattern Grid and Manhole Grid: Patricia Fabricant

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Bill Cleary, Matt Frank, Richard Hamburger, Nina Lewin,
Phil Morrison, Phylis Morrison,
Chris Panzella, Paul Peller, S.R. Zimmerman