Pattern Book refers to the well-thumbed collection of pattern design books piled up on Montgomery's studio floor. From Owen Jones’ Grammar of Ornament to Eugene Grasset’s La Plante et ses Applications Ornemantales. Versions of these patterned worlds of stylised plant forms and codified people find their way into her paintings through gardens, textiles and wallpaper.
Image: Kate Montgomery, Autumn Equinox, 2023, 60 x 47cm. Image above: Kate Montgomery, Picture, 2023, Window, 30 x 37cm........................................
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