Tuesday, March 24, 2009
These incredible pieces are from Natalie Settles' series of work, Natural Motif. Inspired by the nature based patterns of William Morris textiles, Natalie explores the intersection of Victorian decorative patterns with patterns in science.
"The images within the drawing combine in shallow layers like Victorian wallpapers, or like organisms on a microscope slide. Colored forms stain the drawing, isolating objects and forming new patterns. The works are both drawn illusions of nature, and fragments of nature itself: paper, organic pigments, and graphite. Paper is in fact dead plant material, and in a number of the works I emphasize this by composting the drawings outdoors with other plant matter. The works embody a build up and breakdown of pattern."
Read more about the series here.