Sanjay Patel is an illustrator and artist. His work has appeared in books like, Hindu Dieties and Ramayana: Divine Loophole. Lots of geometry here folks, and repetition. There are literally fields of shape. Nets like jali screens and bright color pallettes. Flowers and myths and monsters. Some beautiful stuff.
Project Outline 1
1.) Students choose a two geometric shapes. These can be variations on the same shape, but different size. For example: two circles.
2.) Cut stencils and explore the resulting shapes that occur from overlapping.
3.) Choose a combination of shapes to assemble a logo or composition.
4.) Organize and assemble "nets" of these shapes to form field of botanicals, roof-tiles, and even armour.
Pay close attention to the color wheel, and the choices you're making. Paper cutouts are a nice medium to stick with.
Project Outline 2
1.) Choose a figure to explore pattern and variation within pattern.
2.) Include rotation, symmetry, and repetition.
3.) Use stencils to explore overlapping and dyed paper samples to arrange color harmonies.
4.) Write a short artist statement about your figure. Your figure might be an avatar, or cultural hero. Your figure could be a manifestation of a part of nature, physical process, or something altogether unexpected and humorous.
Strong use of line, and geometric shape form movement and rhythm. Repeated shapes and patterns contrast with static objects, these combinations along with color make for dynamic compositions ready to burst off the canvas.
Flattened and symmetric figures float between designed geometric abstraction and character. Choice and harmonious color keys make for ambient scenes full of mood and emotion.