1. Topiaries (a continuation of what I was doing/exploring in textiles). Plants, their bold patterns created in aerial views of garden formations, a possible allusion to old english dress or the court of versailles.
2. Pomegranates. Their veiny structure and peircing, exotic red color. Will be very queer looking, surreal, and textural.
3. Fraktur font. This one could be fun, since my interest in typography over these past couple months has really taken fire. The darting angles and curves of the letters, the drama, and old German feeling that this font conjures is very interesting to me. Could do very dark, delve into deeper subject matter.
4. Holden. Frickin'. Caulfield. ((good excuse to re-read Catcher)) Honestly, I feel like he is one of the only people that could ever understand me or at least not judge me and my apparent negativity and 'language' problem.
I have mentally compiled a list of possible design 4 inspirations... now they are cyberly compiled.
-picture by jennifer mehigan
*Hotel Oloffson (in Haiti, as seen in Hamilton's zombie special) There are many interesting shapes, cutouts (my favorite), and foliage juxtaposition. I could use Addams family references (Wednesday as a muse, yes???) and I love how Hamilton described it as a "giant haunted doily"
^Hamilton Morris and chemistry/psychedelia/numbersss
#fly fishing flies (they are sooo cool and colorful, i think they look like little aquatic wizards) and Into the Wild/the Alaskan terrain as the ultimate destination for brave, transcendental Aquarian adventurers.
&needlepoint-- what if there was a fabric that was just all needlepoint? like, a repeat of needplepointed roses, dogs, clouds, pumpkins etc. Using the Pointillistic sensibilities and combine it with a True Grit kind of feeling.