This is a floral collection with a Pre-Raphaelite intention, in particular focusing on the ‘Ophelia’ painting by Millais and her character in Hamlet. I have taken a contemporary approach for this collection, experimenting through my visuals was a key factor in the development of my work.
Combining my drawings with a range of cyanotypes, photograms and printmaking techniques such as etching, inspired a collection of screen and digital prints. I have explored the life process of flowers and its symbolisms, from its growth to decay, as a metaphor for Ophelia’s character in Hamlet. This is poetically depicted throughout my prints.
Incorporating digital printing with a range of discharge printing methods on silks and velvets has resulted in a collection of romantic, dark and moody designs with an ethereal aesthetic.
Max Mara, London
Sophie Darling, Brighton