Monday, 7 February 2011

A2 –Compositions.

Following on from “my project” blog, here is some more examples of the developmental work I did in the project based on historic revival. Included are some laser cut development designs.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Abigail Brog.

Abigail is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who has a hand drawn approach to design. Her work is heavily influenced by traditional pattern design and illustration.

I really like the designs she has created, she is one of my favourite designers.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Art Textiles.

Art combined with textiles produces great work.

Below is an example of canvases I made which use painting, drawing and hand embroidery techniques. I have used beads, fibre glass, water soluble fabric and felt to create texture. I added tiny stitches both hand and machine to add in detail.

This work comes from a more artistic perspective and is visually very interesting to look at.

Monday, 20 December 2010

My Project.

During the first semester at university I was given the task of reviving art from a historic period. I choose to revive art from the Art Deco period for half my project and Renaissance for the other half. Each formed two collections.

Usually associated with Art Deco are geometric patterns but I focused more on the floral side of it. Starting by taking photographs, developing these further into sketches and then into more linear drawings. 

To enable my designs to be laser cut suitable I re-drew them on the computer using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photo Shop. This gave me the freedom to take my work a lot further.

Here is some work from my first collection-Art Deco.

These designs were part of my first final collection.

Here is some work from my second collection-Renaissance revival-including laser cut designs on corrugated card and paper.

These designs were part of my second final collection.

Throughout my project I took influences from both historic and contemporary artists. I have enjoyed reviving the work from the past and interpreting it in my own way.