I happened to come across a fantastic online article from HOUSE BEAUTIFUL (I subscribe to the magazine) documenting the power of pattern, and the ability to convey its own language, to benefit our mood. This is especially relevant to someone like me, living with a chronic health condition. Even when ill, I am able to see the beauty in the world around me.
Murray, A & Winteringham, G. (2018) Patternity. Available at: https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/lifestyle/a19732453/language-of-pattern-benefit-mood-patternity/ (Accessed 25th October 2019)
The line was created specifically for JOHN LEWIS. This got me thinking about how important individual elements such as mark making and motifs will be within my own collection. Not only do I want to convey a sense of kineticism within my work, but I would also like to create a sense of gender neutrality for my potential client.
Granted, the designs of ANNA MURRAY and GRACE WINTERINGHAM are monochromatic, but I feel that pattern is universal and can communicate within any colour.