To create her swatches of geometric patterned, earthy-toned materials, Sarah Annand begins with a digital camera. She finds distinctive gentle, angles, form and patterns round Canberra’s modernist structure to snap and take again to her studio the place she’s going to improve the distinction between gentle and darkish to uncover the dominant shapes hidden within the frames.
From right here she paints. Sarah works by hand with acrylics to create a remaining art work, which she then prints digitally onto materials. The entire multi-step sequence takes a very long time, but it surely delivers designs that Sarah has crafted at each level within the course of.
It additionally permits Sarah to unite so lots of her inventive passions: images, structure, portray and materials.
‘The textile design facet of issues is self-taught,’ Sarah explains. ‘After working within the textile trade for the previous 10 years I knew I wished to convey