August 14th, 2008

operesque

Crosshatching

At school I used to doodle crosshatching patterns like these in the corner margins of my jotters. I didn't see them again for decades.



Suddenly, this same crosshatching pattern turns up the same month in three different places: on a tenugui Hisae brought back from Japan, in a tape-installation floor at the Jim Lambie show at GoMA (watch a time-lapse video of the tape being laid here), and on some biscuit tin lids at Ikea.