Tuesday, 24 May 2011
I have always preferred to work with a nice solid line, preferably in black although i do use a variety of colours in some of my work. I have a passion for linear drawings and designs which inspire me when I design. I have recently come across a lot of designers that I feel work in a way, that one day, I hope to do. to begin with is illustrator Nadia Flower, whose work is almost dreamy and she uses quite light, flowing colours. she also uses solid black line drawings which she uses in an arabesque way or by pasting the shapes in to another object. I looked at this work a lot throughout my final major as i felt my work related to this in a small way.
As well as these black and white images Nadia Flower also designs some brightly coloured linear work which has been placed on to a darker background to make the colours stand out more.
I love the colours in these pieces as they seem to stand out so brightly. I really enjoy the contrast between the bright colours and the deep dark backgrounds. I also like that she has kept the quality of her line drawings and so her work has remained linear but with some silhouetting.
Tord Boontje has been inspiring my work since my years at college. I love how simple the designs and shapes in his pieces are, but yet when put together create a mass of complexity and detail. I have been looking at his use of laser cutwork on a range of products including chairs and even lamp shades. Here are a few images of some of his work that I am more partial to.
His collections are remarkable and are amazing to look at. I admire how much thought goes in to each tiny detail of the fabric and then again in the presentation. Some of his more recent work has taken him to create ceramics, which is what my own specialism lies within. These are just a few of his ceramics that I find to be more individual and quirky.