For the past year we have been working on a project that is entirely inspired by our own personal influences. We aimed to create a piece of art that represents us personally and is not driven by sales and the pressure to constantly produce new work. The subject matter of this piece has been sitting idle in sketchbooks, waiting to be rediscovered; this includes objects which we love or have some personal attachments to. Throughout the past year, our newsletters and Instagram have documented this process of rediscovery from the first pencil sketches, to acetates, followed by colour inspiration, and lastly, the set-up of screens. The final pieces of our project have now been completed, which has exceeded both our expectations. The project comprises of three pieces. The main piece is an edition of five pigment hand screen prints with a touch of painting on a 91cm X 91cm cotton canvas, stretched on a custom made frame. Also available is a large pigment digital painting, and finally the jewel in the crown, a beautiful hand screen printed 90 cm X 90cm silk scarf.
katie & Paul
Bright colours, bold patterns and over the top opulence became synonymous in the early 90’s. A refreshing aesthetic contrasting the prevailing taste for muted colours and simplicity. These vivid colours which exude feelings of unadulterated joy, romance and happiness were our main source of inspiration for our popular pleats silk scarf. Hand screen printed in small editions by us.
katie & Paul
A year ago we decided on the contents of our new collection inspired by a single image captured on a summer evening walk. An idea was blossoming that would push ourselves and cause experimentation outside our comfort zone. Intrinsically linked to one idea, this collection was meant to explore all of our technical capabilities with different print mediums over three surfaces. After working through our individual inspirations and creative processes, we brought together drawing and paintings that would be the framework of this collection. We decided to split the project into three parts consisting of an installation printed on canvas, a hand printed silk scarf and a hand printed paper edition, all individual, but of equal importance requiring its own personal design and printing techniques. Like the parts of a triangle each part infinitely connected with its sister facets and of equal importance to the overall shape.