LEXICON is an exploration of line - one of the basic elements of design. Paring the palette back to a monochromatic black and white, the artwork explores the power of working within confines, and in doing so opens up worlds of design possibility.
The collection started with an exploration of the connections between historical repetitive mark-making in cultures from ancient Greek times to indigenous cultures around the world, with modern graphic design and contemporary doodles. I’m as influenced by graphic designers Super Mundane, the Swiss school of design and the mathematics of traditional quilt blocks as Polynesian tapa and the line work of the Ndbele or Sol Le Witt. Referencing a multiplicity of sources, this collection incorporates hand drawn lines using sharpie paint pens, brush and ink and sharp digitally drawn lines, to define a range of versatile pillows that add a graphic punch to your interior.
LEXICON forms part of an ongoing investigation into the marks that seem to show up continuously in my work, as I identify a personal lexicon within my art practice.