My Inspiration

My Design Process 

Starting Point

It often starts with a sketch, but other times I develop a color palette and start weaving from there. It’s strange to say, but sometimes forms just appear as I weave. As strange as it may sound, I refer to it as “the material talking to me”. Once the material is in my hand and I start working with it, I have a better idea about what “it” wants to say.

Movement

Capturing movement in my work is another aspect to my work. Whether it is movement of the eye or balance between lines and shapes in the composition, it takes a lot of patience and time to build this effect on the loom. 

 

Nature has a funny way of creating some of the most intricate and beautiful designs there are. Much of my inspiration comes from spending time in nature.

Being in naure you can find so many colors, shapes and patterns. Inspiation is all around us, we just have to take a moment and see what surrounds us.

The harmony between nature and man-made designs inspire me. I love how greenery softens the harsh angles and lines found in metropolitan areas. This balance between organic and angular forms has always mesmerized me, and it is a key element of my Art.

I love the contrast of nature and sharp angles… and of course, birds flying in blue skies.

Finding Harmony

I love texture, color and shapes- sometimes they go along well together, while other times, they don’t. But, chasing this balance is what challenges me to create more. 

There are so many elements to consider, so I like to choose a few of them and explore them in a piece. Sometimes that means working with a limited color palette, material or design. 

Movement

Capturing movement in my work is another aspect to my work. Whether it is movement of the eye or balance between lines and shapes in the composition, it takes a lot of patience and time to build this effect on the loom.

I like creating lines and forms that mix organic and geometric elements. This takes time to build up the forms, especially due to the type and thickness of the fibers and yarns. 

Learning along the way

 

Trial and Error

Sometimes ideas work and others don’t. The important thing is to keep trying and develop your skills. 

 

No one enjoys failure but what I can learn from mistakes is something I look forward to. I mean, of course I do not want to ruin my art work or waste time on a design that will never see the light of day, but I try to look at these mistakes or failures as a way to improve on the next project. 

I strive to do my best and put in everything I have in my work-  I never have the intention to fail, but I am open to learning about my creative process and always developing as an artist.

 

During the last year “trial and error” was (and still is) an approach I take to develop my art work and getting to know my audience. Everyday is an adventure in which I have to test the waters and learn from the things that work and don’t, in order to continue developing as a content creator and artist.