Designer and maker Patricia Schraven is based in Buffalo, New York. Her formal studies began at Sheridan College’s School of Crafts and Design, and continued at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she studies sculpture and art theory. She currently works for Datesweiser furniture, a manufacturer of custom contract furniture. Patricia also produces her own designs in her Buffalo studio.
The relationship between the underlying structures or nature and modern infrastructure inform my direction in design. In this exhibition, I utilize patterns and graphics derived loosely from mathematical and scientific texts, as well as observations from our natural environment to engage in a dialogue that both harmonize and destabilizes the connections between the natural world and the modern one.