Repetition and rhythm create a meditative flow while creating the work and has a strong physical effect in the viewer.
Ornament and pattern have become a little shameful in modern aesthetics. Pattern is not useful and represents superficial, old fashioned and feminine ideals. Yet the use of pattern reflects order and harmony which please the eye and contain pure forms which reflect mathematics and the structure of the universe.
For me pattern and ornament besides creating beauty and visually impact exresses energy, movement and a feeling that resonates with the geometry of our cells and the stars. It is the expression of the humming of the universe which is creating itself continuously.
Pattern expresses itself directly to the senses, creating a strong feeling outside of intellect.It can feel visceral and instinctive.