Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Sicilian architecture

Whilst in Sicily on a study visit, I focused my attention on the local architecture.  What some would see as non-distinguishable buildings, I saw a feast of patterns.  From the tower blocks of uniform windows and shutters, to the design of the balconies and the routine pipes and gutters, I was drawn to observe the overall composition and further explore the individuality of each dwelling.
This concept inspired to me draw and screen print a collection of surface pattern designs.

A selection of my own photographs taken in Sicily, March 2011

Where my ideas began

Own photograph, taken in Bilbao Feb 2011

This photograph has been the inspiration for my last two of projects.

The main themes for my creative practice are multiples, repeat patterns and control.
The core ideas in my work are 'manipulation' - I am at heart a maker and my projects reflect my 'hands-on' approach to process and materials.