Shards are an abstract form of graffiti I developed a few years ago. Inspired from seeing a glass fall in slow mothion I create jagged, sharp shapes and multi colored tiles flying with their own sense of purpose. These layered paintings are built upon 5 + layers of collage, paint, drips, tags and texture. I have painted walls and public murals in this style and have always regarded the style as a "living pattern" meaning it was always moving due to these layers and the motion captured was only there for a moment. I also have 10 years experience in apparel and textile graphics so now Ive married the two together to create seamless textile patterns constructed from small swatches of selected paintings.