Alison ReintjesMissoula, Montana

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My work references scientific and natural processes as the basis for abstract investigations into pattern, shape and color. I use shallow spatial groupings to directly engage the wall, like bas relief or tile murals. Each arrangement employs a framework (or rules), introduced by the form. A strong sense of movement is revealed through different densities. For instance, a rectangle suggests how the forms might be combined in a row, a grid or another geometric structure. The negative spaces that are created by the final arrangement are as important to the overall design as the ceramic forms.