In today’s society, we are battling the backlash of a two-year global pandemic that engulfed our lives and ripped us of the little joyful moments we shared with family, friends, and communities. The motivation for this project is from my own personal experience, during those days of blue crumbled masks we all had stuffed in our pockets, my 87-year-old gran was sitting in her hospital bed. She announced to me her desire to admire something other than the identical, four, white walls that surrounded her, every minute of every day, she wished for something more to look at. That’s when I realised, we need personality within a space, or else we lose a spark of imagination that can temporarily transport a reality. A narrative to distract and lose yourself in, with positive mental stimulation.
My design outcomes will be there to encourage all ages and gender identities to be inspired and delighted by colour, shape, and interaction. It is important that the concept of my project is immersive and inclusive, if I am to navigate an audience to joy, I will be focusing on radiant, upbeat colours, and uplifting and energising palettes.
My textile collection ‘Scattered Shapes’ is all about energy and conversation starters. What stories can you create within your own imagination from the visual cues? Design can create joyous reactions, allow a moment of peace within a rapidly changing society, and create a narrative to inspire, you just have to open your imagination.