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Patternbank were intrigued by Rodrigo Torres new direction into ceramics. Torres has previously worked with cut-paper collage, using currency to create intricate and fantastical scenes, also featured on the Patternbank Blog here. This new medium sees him experiment with vessel-like sculptures in stark contrast to the familiar, pristine, decorative vases found throughout China. Instead we see what appears to be vases still in their packaging, with broken pieces of fragile tape, where clay forms are painted to resemble cardboard textures, looking amazingly realistic. Read more about his work via

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Patternbank have been noticing a lot of painted body art in various forms from Tattoo Styles, Eastern Influences, Wallpaper Camouflage and Henna Patterns. We thought we would share our favourites with you.  Artist Yasmina Alaoui and photographer Marco Guerra in their life-sized photographic series “one thousand and one dreams”, statuesque bodies appear frozen in time, covered from head to toe in meticulously detailed, contemporary Arabic Henna patterns. These are created with a black and white nude photograph by Guerra then layers of Alaoui’s complex ink drawings are then fused with the portrait, with breathtaking results.

Artist Kimiko Yoshida transforms herself into various representations of herself and others in several series of self portraits by painting herself and then photographing it. Here we show her writing series with Henna patterns.

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