patterns for good Each year I create a pattern for a specific cause. The pattern is inspired by the subject, and then I donate a portion of the proceeds to that cause. I am in the process of researching this year's pattern!
2013 :: gowanus green. As you may or may not know the Gowanus Canal is an industrial canal in Brooklyn and it needs help. I happen to live not that far from it. My kids once asked if anything lived in it. Sadly I couldn't say for sure. The image was taken from a photograph I took of me and my kids reflection in the water viewed from the bridge over the Canal. The color of this pattern was created based on the current color of the water. There has been a dedicated movement to save it and revitalize the surrounding area.
Plans are in the works to contribute to that revitalization so that some day I can say for sure what lives in there.