Three things come together in the 'Elements' project: the magical nature of textiles, crafts and our environment. As a designer I enjoy the city life, but I often crave for adventures in the great outdoors to refresh my mind. The moments I spent there I added in an abstract way back into the everyday. I designed a series of wall pieces as an interdisciplinary research in which I explore the boundaries between art and design.
For the designs I got inspired by the so-called 'cairn men' that I encounter during hikes in mountain areas. These ancient structures are beacons in the landscape, made of natural materials and mark a pinnacle, a sacred place or just to navigate you on the way. To me, these stacked stones are like small sculptures – artificial – in their natural environment.
Printed & sewed by hand with water based inks on 100% organic cotton.