An observational drawing taken from a posh feather duster. In repeat this print looks quite like a feathery forest.
The print tried on a light grey cotton in alternative colours.
Printed on raw silk, the animals float in the jungle in Shakespearean ruffs. Please note their sincerity.
A pen and ink drawing.
A close-up of the birdimals. Birds wearing masks.
This design was a response to a brief entitled ‘Whimsy’. I can imagine it as wallpaper, especially in a seaside hotel room, on a wall with a wash basin against it and pink soap wrapped in a waxy paper. Seagulls sqwaking. Hmm, I was just wondering about wallpaper that made sounds. Maybe that would be a bit exhausting to live with. Anyway, this one would have Frantically Fluttering sounds, with the odd squeak and click.
A detail of ‘Moths’ Print
I made these moth’s heads out of clay and painted them, then collaged these images onto my pen and ink drawings of moths (and one butterfly). One or two of the characters look a bit like people I know (accidentally).
The idea came at the same time as the ‘Ladies and Rabbits’ print and it is also an idea for interior textiles. I can also imagine this black and white print as wallpaper, perhaps as one panel on a wall.