The Dimension of Pattern
Digital knitting / Polyester yarn / 2018
All complexity comes from simplicity. On the contrary, simple phenomena also often imply complicated mechanisms. Ubiquitous patterns seem simple, but is there a complex system behind them that guides their development? And are we really aware of the essential principles inherent in this system?
With the help of modern computer-control knitting technology, this series of textile art designs aim to study patterns as a complex system, to explore the changing state process of the same pattern in different dimensions and understand its principles. From two-dimensional pattern design to semi-three-dimensional knitted fabric design, then to three-dimensional clothing art design, the same pattern contains multiple information transmits in three different dimensions. From the first to direct embodiment of its information in the graphics, to hide the pattern information into the structure of the knitted fabric itself, and finally to give this information to the interaction of clothing and the human body. In this process of continuous translation of patterns, creative emergence also occurs randomly.
This process, as Yamamoto Yohji said, the fabrics has much to teach us.
Best Design Innovative Application Award, International Creative Pattern Design Competition,
Hangzhou, China, 2018