I am a textile designer creating visual storytelling through materials, blending digital techniques and embracing experimentation. My passion lies in exploring conceptual narratives, crafting emotionally expressive and intricate designs. This project was inspired by my fascination for science fiction.
My final year project ‘Merge’ is based on my short story and comic about a dystopian future 50 years from now, reimagining the future relationship between humans and plants. This concept allowed me to take on a more experimental approach, and the project has grown organically into its own collection, reflecting the narrative in which humans begin to merge with plants for survival.
Inspired by science fiction books and films, this project was developed from photography, painting and collaging to embroidery, jacquard and lasercut designs. Like the concept of humans merging with plants, these textile techniques were fused together, and other processes such as digital print have been used to reflect the comic style and concept.
Shortlisted for Milliken prize, 2022