Category: Projects

10 Oct

Restarting An Old Project Exploring Patterns

I recently decided to restart an old project I’d left unfinished from an artist residency at The Leeway Studio a few years back. I created a series of paper cut pieces exploring pattern design which focused on Japanese textiles and Islamic geometric designs. I’ve been thinking about this project for ages and wanted to do […]

05 Oct

Paper Cut Heart Translated to Wood

I did my final laser cutting session of the Tool for Women residency at MakerLabs last Friday, and reproduced this lovely heart design as a laser cut from bamboo ply. The original paper cut is below so you can see how well they match. It was probably one of the easier ones for me to […]

26 Sep

Translating Interdimentional Loops From Paper to Wood

In my latest session with the laser cutter at Maker Labs last week I used the time to cut a more complicated design. The piece is based on a drawing I did over the summer (as part of the daily drawings on circles) and spent a considerable amount of time carefully tracing it in illustrator. […]

01 Aug

Mobile Studio: Daily Drawings in Four, Part 3

My series of daily drawings on 3.5 inch paper circles wrapped up as of yesterday when I finished the sixtieth one. The stack of them measures about 3/4 of an inch high, which is not a lot, but equals two months of sketchbook work capturing ideas. See the previous sets here and here. I’m a […]

04 Jul

Mobile Studio: Daily Drawings in Four Part 2

As of this past weekend, I am halfway through my series of daily drawings in sets of four. It’s exciting when the work accumulates into a small pile over time. Set 4 – exploring layers scribbles inspired by graffiti on buildings around the streets of Berlin. Set 5 – exploring a design inspired by the […]

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