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The Ian Addison Hall 'Patterns of Science' Art Examines Genetics

 - Oct 22, 2011
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There's no denying lavish patterns and prints are making a fashion comeback for this fall and winter, but the Ian Addison Hall 'Patterns of Science' series takes this style to the next level. The Brooklyn, New York-based artist created the series to show the similarities between the prints of retro fabrics and wallpaper, with human DNA patterns.

Using vintage catalogs, Hall replaced the clothing and skin of the female models with textile prints, which when shown covering the entire body look like the genetic makeup of the women. Hall explains the scientific concept behind the artwork, saying, "While a clothing pattern is designed to make the wearer look and feel different than everyone else, when expanded over the model’s exposed skin it instead represents the common biological and emotional framework that we all share."

As a fan of vintage fashion and collage art, I love what Ian Addison Hall is doing. Check out the Patterns of Science series to see this incredibly creative and fashion-infused project for yourself.