“Strain,” a digital abstract painting, was then further abstracted through a process of digital halftone separation. When the separations overlap, they create an interference pattern that can manifest what’s known as a moiré pattern.
These patterns create optical artifacts when the halftone screen being used to reproduce the image on press harmonically beats with a pattern and the image being reproduced. They can be awkward or otherwise troublesome and usually not the desired outcome.
When designing these pillows, I always like to take things an extra step and explore the new format. Here I had fun offsetting and overlapping the halftones as though by some major printing hiccup. I created this halftone version originally for the wall graphic in my booth for The Other Art Fair Virtual Editions LA.