I may be obsessed by shades of white at the moment but black and white together have always made my heart race. I've been encorporating black and white pattern into my work for years (see my profile photo:-) ... from painting, beading and jewellery making to paper mache and carving.
Here are a few images that make my day. (Thanks to Leslie for emailing me some of the links and Donna whose interesting link list lead me to new artists)
Echo 2 by Graceann Warn
Recycled fabric by Jylian Gustlin
Counterpoint#5 by Janet Jones
Each other 2 by Helen Carnac. Vitreous enamels on steel.
Three by Nicholas Wilton
Charred black and white walls by Terunobu Fujimori