Weaving Love, Creating "Hope": Textile design

Competition Details

Checking for Hope

by Vina Domingo-Roy

If anyone can put meaning to simple lines, it will be Piet Mondrian. After all he said: “I don’t want pictures, I want to find things out.” Making a new check pattern representing “hope” is hard to pull off. But taking my inspiration from Mondrian’s work, lines can really have meaning. Using the golden rectangle as basis for proportions, I made irregularly-spaced lines that form checks which connote dynamism. Green is generally seen as the color of hope and I added yellow to express energy, and red for love and passion. The design is simple, balanced, and to me, aesthetically pleasing without visual overload. I can say my check pattern truly represents Bangladeshi weaving, a dynamic symbol of hope made by energetic and passionate women.