Omeima’s work is based on the music of Mozart KV285 in the film above.

A lot of music is intrinsically mathematical. It consists of patterns of symmetry and asymmetry, ratios of time units and pitches, and complex interactions of frequency spectra.

The one thing that massively appealed to me about the work of Brighton-based textile Deaf artist, Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings, is that she uses an array of patterns and motifs in her art. I could see how Omeima’s work was similar to musical structure, so used her artistic skill in a collaboration to show visual examples of themes, patterns, and other motifs within music. For the project, I chose Mozart’s Allegro in D Major for flute and string quartet (Opus KV285), composed in 1777.

I was delighted with the end result, and Omeima is incredibly skilled with fabric. She even learned how to read music in the process, which enhanced her work by helping her to gain a deeper level of appreciation and understanding in her designs. The diagrams and pictures below explain the basis of the project, as well as the finished pieces of work.