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The Landscape Of Time

AKAM  PURAM

(INSIDE  OUTSIDE)

 GRADUATE COLLECTION

BA Textile Design RMIT 2020

As a result of the global pandemic, the subsequent extreme lockdown measures in Melbourne allowed us to leave the house for only one hour each day.  The Landscape of Time was inspired by long, lingering walks by the Merri Creek and surrounds which provided an endless source of design inspiration. I aimed to reflect the soothing, calming qualities nature provided me during these difficult times within my collection Akam Puram  (Inside  Outside). 

Heavily textured backgrounds layered with richly coloured abstract and irregular-scaled motifs mimic the raw qualities found in nature. Akam Puram is a collection designed to suit a variety of applications that aim to provide a sense of comfort, joy and escapism within the home.  

My intention to utilise materials and processes of responsible and sustainable origin saw me designing for digital print and fabrics were printed locally in Melbourne, on natural fibre fabrics such as cotton, cotton-linen blends and thick cotton canvas.  

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Ideas were generated using photography, mark making with sharpies, pencils and inks, as well as textured rubbings from my surroundings. These were then transferred to a digital platform where surface manipulation techniques were explored.

 

Contrasting colour palettes of muted, earthy and warm shades fused with optimistic, bright pops of colour from worn, graffitti painted walls and fences culminated in a raw, abstract and layered aesthetic.

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Designing for lifestyle, my fabrics are adaptable and suit a variety of applications - bespoke fashion pieces, soft homewares, upholstery and interior fittings such as floor coverings, wallpaper and wall-hangings. Motifs drawn from designs provided inspiration for jewellery and ceramic pieces that reflect the raw and honest qualities found everywhere in nature.

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Sustainable Design - Fabrics Digitally Printed to Order

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MARUTHAM

Placement Print 

97 x 140cm

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Handwoven Rug

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PALAI

Placement Print 

42 X 42cm

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Bespoke Fashion Pieces & Accessories

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PL SIM TOTE BAG PINK SPLAT
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NEYTHAL

Placement Print 

32 X 32cm

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Placement Print 

53 X 70cm

MULLAI

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KURUNJIV

Placement Print 

68 X 91cm

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Co - Ordinates

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