Work in Progress

I’ve been working on a portfolio project creating illustrations for Alan Garner’s The Owl Service. It is a children’s book in which the decorative pattern on a crockery set is a tool to bind a powerful mythological figure. Inspiration for writing the novel came from a real pattern seen on a dinner dervice, designed be Christopher Dresser, which seems to represent owls or flowers. I’ve been picking out aspects of the original pattern to create two new patterns which are decisively flowers or owls and using them as backgrounds for silhouetted figures and scenes from the story.

More to come…

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The pattern assembled as an owl.

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