Designer: E Bond
Manufacturer: Freespirit Fabrics
16 Fat Quarters (18" x 22")
"ROOT: something embedded, fundamental, and very connected to the whole. the origin of something, also the foundation. where one thing comes from. a current starting point and a connector to future becoming. what might be found in math, code & trees? in us? Like its predecessor GLYPHS, the origins of this project began in language. I wanted to use the language already inherent in the fi.elds of mathematics, computing, ecology, and linguistics to draw my way into some kind of shared space between the worlds & possibly uncover where they trickle into one another. Mapping a world of nature from the same symbols as what a digital world might build from, i.e. zeros & ones, and then turning a corner to fi.nd these new symbols morphing into mathematical trees or roots was a journey that brought forth these vibrant, turbulent patterns full of movement & life. If GLYPHS were pre-language, nestled in between black and white before systems were built, then the ROOT collection is rushing forward with shapes and ideas colliding, as color is running wild on the surface."