This wellness interiors project looks at nature and the calming effect plants can have on a human. Surroundings can affect one’s mood and mindset, as plants release a micro-substance called Phytoncides. Scientifically proven, when humans spend time immersed in nature, our bodies absorb these micro-substances which reacts with our hormones and reduces the concentration of the stress hormone, Cortisol. I have explored why the surroundings of greenery, plants and natural landscapes can have a harmonious effect.
Four-layer repeated screen print. This repeat print is 140 x 300 cm. Printed with pigment. Inspiration is taken from Oxford Botanical Gardens, The Waterlily House, where I was able to explore a range of different tropical plants.
Three-layer screen print on donated heavy cotton. The print ‘Vriesea plendens’ has been inspired by the tropical plant. Imagery was hand painted and translated on to screen for printing.
Creating the correct colours was essential for my project. I spent a long time exploring and testing my colours in the print studio.
I tested my colour palette on many different fabrics, in Pigment and VAT pastes.
Asnew Upholstery Ltd | 2021 – 2022
I completed a year long internship with Asnew Upholstery Ltd, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Here I was able to develop my professional communication skills, working along side fabric suppliers to see tight deadlines. During my placement I had several opportunities to explore current trends by creating different mood boards, for specific clientele.