INSPIRATION... embraced combining contrasts & was derived from both natural & man made pattern sources. Links were made throughout personal photography, connecting similar synergies together.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT progressed through strong illustrations using chunky markers & thin fineliners to extract pattern information with bold, monochromatic results. On finalising a contemporary, fun colour palette textural, hand painted & digital patterns were developed. A series of collages combined multiple elements of previous work, before designs were created...
FINAL PRINTS... feature a variation of styles including;
collage | block shapes | floral | painterly | abstract |& geometric patterns.
Natural cotton & linen fabrics were hand & digitally printed with reactive dyes. Specific materials with synthetic elements allowed further fabric manipulation through laser-cutting & pleating, resulting in 3 dimensional intriguing finishes.