I have always loved geometry simplicity and asymmetric design.
On my M.A., I was fascinated by the art of ‘Zen’ and the work of the Japanese Masters a wonderful, inner journey where one is ‘working from the Soul Centre rather than with the eyes’. I printed ‘blind’ from sound, in meditation, mixing incompatible dyes and inks. The imagery created from the ‘Maaas’ of my sheep at my studio door and the cries of the birds astounded me, so simple. Knowing when to stop is the key. I took these designs into the computer, allowing them to fly free in another dimension.
On the long journeys, travelling to and from university, often at night I became mesmerised by the shape of the backs of road tankers, their rear lights dancing like butterflies, moving forms with the beauty of an Anish Kapoor sculpture. They even carry liquid chocolate and I am still working on ‘The Birth of Chocolate’ range of hangings! I would love to create a beautiful bespoke gown or jacket from my septic tanker range – and only I would know the source!
The bright colours of David Hockney’s paintings at the Royal Academy Exhibition inspired me to create this bespoke scarf collection; lime green with purple, orange with scarlet from his huge painting of ‘The Grand Canyon’. As one gallery owner said, "These are the designs you must have, and then you buy the outfit to go with them".