Monday, February 27, 2012
New work inspired by vintage lace
My grandmother, who lives in CapeTown, sends me the most wonderful parcels in the post. The latest one contained a vintage children's book and a few beautiful old lace collars. They are so pretty and delicate, apparently they were a status symbol - the more intricate your lace collars the more wealth you had. The lace inspired me to do some intricate line drawings which I then worked into a design for a print. I also had a flurry of pink and red paint in my studio and came up with this new work - inspired by indian wooden blocks, peonies and vintage floral patterns. These are all available in our etsy shop.