So excited about Patagonia. Tiny animal glyphs!
Weiss borders was designed by Emil Rudolph Weiss.
Pattern for a dinner invitation in Venice. Inspired by old Italian texts.
In process: labels for my spice collection. Patterns derived from drawings based on Javanese textile exhibition at the Met (see post below).
Javanese Ceremonial Textiles at the Met
This weekend I took myself to the Met — to me there’s nothing better than going to a museum on a rainy Saturday afternoon. My main reason for visiting was the Matisse exhibition, but it was (not surprisingly) jam packed with tourists. As I was exiting the Matisse exhibition I happened upon some beautiful Javanese Ceremonial Textiles — mostly silk scarves and large dodots (outerwear, usually draped as an “outerskirt”). These textiles were so ornately decorated and detailed. Most of the patterns were created using batik. I can’t imagine making such fine lines with this method!
I had a good time drawing my favorite patterns from these textiles, and brought some into the digital realm by tracing over my sketches. Above and below are one of my favorite, more robust elements of the textiles.
Inside front cover/”end paper” for a New York Numbers To Know reference booklet. The money bag is definitely a favorite.
Earlier iterations with prints in the background.
For my little sister, CanvasNCorners.
Glyphs and ornaments used in this Gala save the date.