During May this year I went to one of the most exciting, gorgeous and artistic cities in the world...Barcelona. I had a short but fantastic trip where I learned alot about famous artists such as Picasso and Gaudi. Everything was an inspiration from the elaborate architecture, to the fresh produce to the graffiti, I loved it all! I took numerous photos and began to look more closely into the shape, colour and detail of buildings, as you can see in my sketches.
My friends and I stayed in the Gothic Region next to an ancient cathedral that had these chandeliers that hung low from the ceiling. I began drawing out a basic outline of the silhouette in the photo which quickly developed into a component for a necklace or pair of earrings.
I like to show people where my inspiration came from and how I developed my final piece to convey how much thought goes into making each design. Designers often see what others don’t see, for example, i took a photo of this graffiti because i thought it brought life and perhaps a contemporary outlook on this ancient alleyway whereas some people may walk past without giving it a second look.
I will post a more in-depth analysis of how each piece was designed from start to finish to portray what I was thinking. I hope you enjoy reading them and are maybe also inspired and will look twice when you see an oddly shaped window or a wall full of graffiti or perhaps look up more often and see the wonders of architecture.