Sorry for the radio silence this week. I was busy prepping for my MFA thesis talk! It’s over now and I’m one step closer to graduating.
I discovered the work of Sophie Roach because she followed my Twitter account for eyra. She has some intense drawings that are extremely detailed. I love getting lost in her images. Her site allows for a full screen look at her drawings, and I say do it! You need it.
Sophie includes a lot of non-representational shapes in her work that take on their own personality. There is some repetition within the images. Doing this creates some expectation and visual organization in them, which is helpful given the amount of detail.
All images via her Tumblr.
I’ve always enjoyed textiles, especially patterned ones. I like the story that patterns can tell, and how even a simple one can give something an instant historical context. The Design Center at Philadelphia University is home to 200,000+ objects related to textiles and fashion. They’ve created a Tumblr that is an incredible resource for samples of patterns, some dating back from the 1800’s! Here are some of my favorites, but really, there is something for everyone. Check it out.
All images via their Tumblr.