PATTERN NO.4 68 pages, 64 color illustrations 8 x 6 in. Perfect bound foil stamped paperback Published by Ampersand Editions, 2018 First Edition of 222
Printed in the USA
Ampersand Books - PATTERN NO. 4 is part of an ongoing series of books for which artists and thinkers are invited to create, collect or converse about pattern making. Austin Eddy lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Pattern, he says, presents a set of rules to be rearranged, played with and broken, a formal structure loosely employed to blur the lines of representation and abstraction. The framework of pattern, he adds, can also be applied to narrative; repeated imagery implies one thing, a repeated motif another. Made in a state of free association, the drawings here recall bits of conversation overheard, places he’s been, stories he’s read, objects seen or imagined. Reconfigured in groupings of shape and color (and further mirrored by the bleed of his marker), these fragments of personal imagination and moments remembered are transported to a new place of universality.