This past Fall 2012 semester I based all of my work around the textures and shapes found in nature. I was originally inspired by the gorgeous variety of textures I saw in Italy while taking a class this summer.
I took macro style photographs of items such as bark, my pet diamondback terrapin's belly, moss and car light trails to create designs. I then used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create these patterns for the purpose of textile use. I printed these patterns onto silk as well as a spandex material. I created scarves and canvas wraps from these organic graphic designs.
I have been inspired by Under Armour's designs on clothing as well as other fashion designers who use a basis in photography to create a textile pattern. I call this series Artistically Athletic.
Diamondback terrapin belly
car light trails
moss in black
moss in white