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,
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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.|
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.
|SINK MIRROR turns Borderline patterns into Around-the-Point patterns.|
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.|
|PATTERN STUDIO > 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? challenges young imaginations to figure
out repeating sequences.
Painting & Design: Catherine Cleary & Lisa Greene
|PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > CAFE TILER|
|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 Window (on the flip side of SpoonFlowers) makes illusory shimmering patterns with perforated steel screens.|
|PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > STARFISH ZOETROPE|
|Starfish Zoetrope produces a magical dance as these five-armed
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|
|PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > OUTSIDE|
|PATTERN STUDIO > COMPONENTS > AROUND the WORLD|
|EXHIBITS > PATTERN STUDIO > CREDITS|
Space planning and furniture design: Catherine Cleary
Exhibit development and design: James Metcalfe
Exhibits: Michael Tomeo, Thao Nguyen Tran,
Nicole Langille, Kim Wagner
Furniture and dollhouse: David McClay
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
Wonderwheel: Martin Abrahams
Floor Inlays and What Next?: Catherine Cleary
Pattern Grid and Manhole Grid: Patricia Fabricant
Bill Cleary, Matt Frank, Richard Hamburger, Nina Lewin,
Phil Morrison, Phylis Morrison,
Chris Panzella, Paul Peller, S.R. Zimmerman