In the midst of everything this summer I done a lot of reflecting. I thought a lot about what I want to do moving forward and how I want to present my work. I thought a lot about my message and ‘how’ I want to work. I began yearning for this freedom as a designer and as a creative, pure was something that kept coming to mind.
I no longer wanted to create for the sake of just doing another thing, because of the fear of what people would think if I didn’t bring out anything new. I decided that I wanted to create from the purity of my heart; my spirit and my soul. I want my work to be an extension and a reflection of those entities. Not what I think the industry will praise and approve of.
I remember going to the Tate and looking at paintings, photography and sculpture and admiring this sense of freedom I felt the artists had. I want the next chapter of my work to be like that. I want to release pieces because it’s an idea that I want to get out and express. I don’t want to hold things back because I feel like ‘Oh but it’s not a collection or it doesn’t make sense.’ Why do I have to work that way? It’s restrictive and stagnant.
I want to release my ideas because they are ideas that need releasing and not let them sit, waiting until the time is right. The time is right right now.
Next year you may see things coming out in drops as individual pieces. I’ve got different things I want to express as a designer and I’m going to express them as they come or rather have came. I just didn’t know how to formulate them because I didn’t want to formulate them as one collection and neither would they have made sense as one collection.
So, what’s next? Short Stories, that’s what I’m calling this next chapter and I hope you’ll enjoy and be inspired by them.