Exposed nests always make me smile. Hidden throughout the leafy summer these bird and squirrels’ homes now exposed looking like synapse in our brains, twigs and branches gathered to make a home.
My current design mind seems to fixated on angles and folded planes. In my art, my clothing and architectural design, the inclusion of this is pervasive.
My past obsession with abstracting vegetable patterns (branches, flowers and leaves containing curves, repetition and sometimes an imperfect symmetry) has been replaced with this focus on linear mineral matter (rocks and fissures containing angles, randomness and a perfectly imperfect asymmetry). The bent line of geometry is microscopically omnipresent in the minerality of life. It is of nature, but there is also something abstractly mathematical about it. But beyond my desire to know why it is, lies my subconscious attraction to it as an architecturally trained designer. Nature-made crystalline forms create a bridge to the form and order of architecture as I know it. This gives me hope that all of the diverse forms of design to which I am drawn can speak clearly and with one voice.