Pattern Fusion explores quilt motifs using recycled materials for the vertical and horizontal elements. Repurposed 35 mm microfilm has an innate graphic pattern created by the microfilm text and photos. The addition of various colored Mylar, machine stitching, embroidery, and layers of netting creates several fused patterns when these materials are joined together by interlacing. Some of the results are subtle and others bold.
Whether using a floor loom, sewing machine, interlacing, or simply combining recycled or new materials in collage or assemblage processes, Sandoval pursues the cutting edge in his chosen art medium.