Shape / Repetition / Scale / Movement
Gold, copper, brass and silver articulated through artful expression and functional objects have an enduring allure to me. As I was developing the patterns for the Alchemy Collection I knew that gold would figure prominently. First I explored screening the patterns using matte metallic ink but it was my husbands suggestion to try gold leaf that really transformed them into something truly special. Above are a few inspiring pieces of art, objects and interiors.
1. Gold apricot orange druggy agate gem; 2. Tom Dixon trivet; 3. Alexander Calder hammered brass comb; 4. Gaultier round coffee table; 5. Futagami brass trivet; 6. Jean Arp, The Crystal, bronze sculpture; 7. black and gold interior; 8. Jacque Adnet Desk Lamp (1930); 9. Andy Warhol, Rorshach (1984); 10. Lisa Hunt, Royal Palm Repeat
When I first began to develop the patterns for the Alchemy Collection I envisioned them as a collection of textiles. Fine linens woven and printed in burnished metallics that would be sewn into pillows, throws and even upholstery. Along the way in my exploration and development I decided to first introduce them as a series of art prints. My original vision for textiles is something I hope to realize in the coming months. Here are some recent samples I've been working on in the studio. It's so exciting to see the patterns come to life in a new material form. Stay tuned and let me know what you think.