September 11th, 2008
Another artist featured in the Surface Design journal article on floors is Linda Florence. I have seen Linda’s wallpapers featured on blogs and in the book, The Cutting Edge of Wallpaper, but this article focused on her “Sugar” flloors.
Linda, a London-based, award-winning print designer uses stencils to create temporary, ephemeral patterned floors with sugar. SWEET!
She has even created on for a Victoria and Albert Museum exhitition, and part of the creative process involves couples dancing the waltz across the floor.
Wallpapers combine classic floral damasks with computer graphics.
She silkscreens on slate….
and designs extravagant window displays with elaborate vinyl patterns. I’m inspired….are you?
September 16th, 2008 at 8:39 pm
This is so wonderful!!!! I have finally met a designer in my area (Idaho Falls, Idaho) that appreciates the level that stenciling has evolved to. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and although I could not use stencils in class, I have used them everywhere since I graduated. You just can’t achieve the same look or chrispness with attention to detail that you can with a stencil versus hand painted. I love being a “decorative artist” and appreciate such wonderful use of design elements. I look forward to seeing more!!
September 16th, 2008 at 9:29 pm
Oh I just love those silk screens on slate!! Gorgeous!! Love Damask
November 4th, 2009 at 10:42 am
you can definitely see the artists inspiration of old victorian floral patterns and how she may have been inspired by william morris… Fantastic art work and i’m glad for uni i get to research and experience some of the art work