Moth and Mantis – Printed textile

A new design screenprinted onto a sandy yellow linen, for interior fabrics. I made the design on a residency in Andalucia last September, after meeting several preying mantises around the house there, and in the kitchen. They’re extremely exotic to my English eyes and I became obsessed with them.. I filmed one ravenously scoffing an ant. This design focuses on the guilt a preying mantis might feel after a lifetime of freaking out beetles and other smaller folk. The moth is a sort of priest type figure they confess to.