Through the PAIRINGS project within the School of Art, I have formed a partnership with ceramist Helen Felcey and have started to explore the personalities of ‘2d’ pattern/textile images and type, digitally rendered onto ‘3d’ forms.
My collaboration with Helen Felcey has been an adventure in its own right, taking me completely out of my comfort zone to a place where there was no brief, no client and no required outcome. Very refreshing!
Our dialogue frequently revolved around the notion of…….. “I didn’t know that was going to happen”. There was an openness to experiment with ideas at all levels of our engagement, to explore unknown possibilities and to enjoy our different disciplines creating inspirational possibilities.
I do not think I have ever quite worked in this way before. It was entirely unstructured (very scary to me) and entirely stimulating!