I observe the many ways in which nature has already worked out the most harmonious construct in its forms for us to admire. As such, my work falls into the traditional design category of offering the harmony of the natural environment in designs to enhance our everyday experience; photographs and designs which give focus on the essence of form and place as an aid to keep our spirits in resonance with the natural world.
COSMIC DESIGN - Early drawing gave me an insight into the fascinating structure of plants perfected by nature's evolution, which cannot be improved upon. Harmonies and patterns between the minuscule and the magnificent are embedded in the wonderful energy field patterns of nature seen in flowers, seeds, shells, pinecones and more. If we time lapse a plant growing, it does so in spiral form, just as the solar system is travelling through the galaxy; the planets spiralling around with the sun. The energy hub from centre of flower to bulbous creation of seeds at the centre, is the power of the torus energy from the vortex. I'm hoping to combine geometric patterns with natural forms, reflecting formation from cosmic energy, light and water in circular and spiral growth patterns.
TEXTILE DESIGN has traditionally used pattern forms of plants and flowers, lending themselves to stylisation for repeatable pattern making; seen in profusion of Indian textile designs, styles of which were imported and copied into Europe. Patterns themselves often mimic the cosmos with their distributed images and patterns over a field. These have always been popular due to their resonance with nature.
DESIGN PROJECTS aim to show something unique and charming from each fresh photo or drawing study. Aspects from photographs on this site may appear in designs: the flowers, seeds and pods for silk and wood painting. My self brief is to combine elements which tell a cosmic 'story'; a set of images which will resonate with the observer.
FOREST AND COAST trips provide photography inspiration. The harmony of trees in forests and the harmony of seashores are favourite subject which I hope to turn into art by exploring layers of images. These will be digital artworks, offered as prints; possibly to be printed on sustainable fabric such as hemp to embellish as pictures, or hangings. Some of my photographs give 55" actual size images, suitable for murals or smaller print-outs to boards or trays with incapsulated with varnish.