INSPIRATION

 
SPRING SUMMER 2011/2012
 
CAMBODIA IN MY BACK YARD
 
This collection Explores the vast power of imagination, and dreams of far off places being created on our doorstep. I work in a wonderful environment at my home in Durban and was literally inspired by my back yard and its exotic jungle like qualities with my cats lurking in the plants and bushes, like jungle beasts on a small scale. That’s when imagination really kicks in! looking closely at how big and enveloping these humble garden plants may seem to them. I embarked on a journey to create sumptuous prints that celebrate the humble beginnings of all my ideas and my sanctuary.
 
Photographer Vaughn Trevellyn was roped in on yet another collaboration. He took amazing close-ups of some of my favourite and not so favourite plants in the garden. These were then kaleidoscoped and supersized to create dramatic digital prints on soft summer friendly natural fabrics.
 
The result a “home grown” fun and witty, yet ever so glamorous summer collection destined for far off places.