Sunday, 20 September 2009
The Private View - 3rd September 2009
Yoga Libra Caravan
I have been largely inspired by a need to create a space for my yoga and meditation practise. Excited by the endless possibilities of modern digital technologies, I have aimed to challenge your perceptions through material applications.
In our current economic climate, more and more Britons are staying at home for their holidays and making the most of our beautiful country and stunning coastlines. Caravanning has been boosted this year by 80% as people try to save money and begin to enjoy getting back to nature and rediscovering simple pleasures.
Part of my aim was to add a little bit of inexpensive luxury to caravanning in an innovative and thought provoking way. The imagery is not what it at first appears to be – look closely.
The interior showcases my digital textiles and digital surface design. I have produced a series of jacquard woven fabrics, digitally printed cushions, and upholstery and lazercut designs.
The interior is designed as a personal meditation space. The altar cloth has been woven white on white with the symbols of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, the four crucial elements essential for an altar. The lotus flower and Om symbols are entwined into the design as an offering to the yogic philosophy.
I have taken my design and shown real versatility through the use of a variety of material processes. The outcome reveals a myriad of possibilities, opportunities and surprises.