Patterns have an underlying mathematical structure and can be seen as a search for regularities. When we recognize these arrangements we have a powerful emotional reaction that is rooted in our instincts and development. Sarah Teasdale’s work focuses on patterns derived from both the natural and digital world and highlights their order and beauty.
Teasdale is fascinated with color psychology—essentially, the effects of color on people’s emotions and temperaments. She uses colors that she believes to have positive effects and strives to achieve an exceptionally aesthetically pleasing use of color.
Teasdale’s wide range of creative influences, including geometry and technology, are reflected in her most recent work, particularly as they relate to her longstanding fascination with pattern and textile design. This series of paintings incorporate acrylic and spray paint on board, occasionally with mica flakes and/or iridescent pigments for additional shine and texture. The overall aesthetic of these colorful, pattern-based paintings is a blend of digital, modern, and ancient, and they have been compared to both video games and intricately patterned textiles.
University of Washington
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2004