Narrative is always present within my work whether it is personal, factual or imaginative.

 

smurphy1

 

History, myth, symbolism and popular culture are common themes I investigate. I’m interested in the challenge of communicating these stories through surface pattern and materiality.

 

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Research is central to my process giving me direction to explore mark making, colour, texture and pattern. My work retains a sense of the hand within the motifs and through embellishment using traditional craft techniques.

 

belljar

In the future I see myself working freelance or within a commercial design studio. My aim to create textiles that are purposeful and functional that people will connect with and enjoy.

 

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