This is a design I was working on for our summer 08 range. The intention for its use was as a design for a new embroidered duvet. Unfortunately it was vetoed...but I still like it!

The inspiration behind this came from two sources - a visit to Karikari beach up north & a day spent collecting small treasures off the beach; & the symmetrical flora & fauna prints by NZ artist Penny Stotter whose prints I first came across via the eon design store in Auckland. Penny's work plays a huge influence in this design - which is clearly evident. I took an artist model approach (like we used to do in high school) but incorporated my own elements. I intended to develop this design further & make it more my own but never got the chance. Oh well!

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