The Pattern Tales is a creative partnership based on the Greek island of Syros, dedicating itself to literature-inspired original digital print collections. Their work employs the notion of pattern or repetition as the key visual element. The artists Chiara Aliotta and Spiros Baras use their artwork to pay homage to the great writers and poets whose work has inspired them.
Believing in the discrete influence of repetition in daily life, thus a book read by different people, at different times, becomes an ongoing story, ad infinitum. Chiara’s literary interests include tales of curiosity, mystery, the macabre and surreal. The visual placement and narrative rhythm of poetry are what inspires Spiros, with references to Japanese culture.
The Pattern Tales offers six main collections, inspired by the following literature: The Records of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton by Matsuo Basho, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by S.T. Coleridge and Odyssey by Homer.
Typically, only 30 prints per artwork are produced as a limited edition. However, three artworks are in a special limited edition of just 5 prints.
All prints are hand signed and numbered by the artists. Ensuring the longevity of a digital print, the quality of the ink, printer and paper are carefully considered.