Sarah Mufford: Repeat

AirSpace Projects: Gallery Two

Sarah Mufford examines pattern systems highlighting the nexus between intuitive approaches of mark-making and formulaic methodologies.

Art Exhibition previously on at AirSpace Projects in New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 05 August 2016 to Saturday 20 August 2016
Launch Friday 05 August 2016, 6.00-8.00pm

Catalunya Diagonal (detail) image

Published by AirSpace Projects on Monday 01 August 2016.
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Sarah Mufford’s practice explores intuitive, abstract expressionistic technique juxtaposed with mathematical patterning of circular, sacred geometry derived from Eastern and Western methodologies. It is an acknowledgment of the history of abstraction and uses ritual as both process and philosophical driving force.

Overlapping, repeated circle tessellations form grids emphasising spatial relationships within the composition. The resulting four segmented star-like shapes painted in opaque white and transparent rose reference the mathematical process that Giotto and his Bottega employed in decorative sections such as fabric drapery and also in the manner with which he devised the gold star ceiling of the Scrovegni chapel in Padua, Italy. This geometric ratio is 2:1:2:1:2, or “One Between Two”.

It is also found in traditional Indian Miniature painting and used as a ritualistic mantra and methodology in the depiction of any kind of organisational, decorative pattern from leaf and flower shapes, to fabric, brickwork, carpet and flooring. In Repeat Mufford uses this method of sacred geometry to organise the pattern of tiny plant references, gold leaf work and grid.