Green Growth of the Woodlands
Four samples inspired by the lush green growth surrounding the waters edge using hand painting, embossing and fabric manipulation.
A selection of samples inspired by the erosion of the sandbanks and the fragility of the decaying foliage.
Group of samples taking inspiration from dawn light reflecting on rippling water as well as microscopic cell formations hidden in the natural environment.
Reflections on Rippling Water
Hand painted as well as digitally produced soft furnishing fabrics.
Plant material fused to silk using polyurethane hand cut disks.
Hand drawn foliage etched onto pine veneer.
This pattern design was based on a section of a tree that has been extended to form an abstract digital repeat.
Leather Embossing Repeat
Design inspired by cell formations in a leaf.
As a multi-media design student, Laura focuses on the inherent qualities of a material to push the boundaries of design and gain a greater understanding of its capabilities.
In this collection she creates surface designs that highlight the beauty in our natural environment. Using a broad range of processes she translates their sensory qualities into a visual and tactile story. With a great passion for innovative and sustainable materials, Laura explores a range of traditional as well as modern processes to bring the journey of a winter walk to life. The collection consists of three routes all based on a journey around Lymm Dam in the Cheshire countryside. The first route takes inspiration from dawn light reflecting on rippling water, obscured images and the stark contrast of silhouettes. The second route depicts weathering and lush green surfaces that give way to dramatic texture of the undergrowth. The final route is inspired by delicate forms blowing in the breeze, the soft grains of sandstone and the fragility of dried leaves.
June 2017 - June 2018
Anna Valentine PriestmanGoode