The small fishing village of Tocha became a sought after resort in the mid 20th century and managed to maintain its original identity. Fisherman built simple wooden structures on the beach to house their fishing gear, which today, have, of course, been transformed into trendy vacation rentals.
And then there are the traditions of Tocha, as pictured on the altar of this local church.
So where did my pattern come from?
I was thinking about the layering that occurs from generation to generation, and the chains that bind/guide us. I spotted the medallion on either side of the Virgin Mary in this church and looked at my original motif to see how those elements could be reorganized into a representative shape. And on the layer below, I thought about what knits us together, and at the same time chains us in. And I'm guessing it's pretty obvious where I found the color palette.