This scarf is part of the 'Seascapes' collection, originally created for the London Design Festival. 'Seascape I & II' are dominated by ink drawings of large herring gulls, suspended before an abstract space featuring the Brighton Pier as it stands today.
'Seascape II' features ink drawings of younger herring gulls which have speckled plumage, suspended before an abstract space defined by a hand-drawn perspective grid. The birds overwhelm the space and create an agitated web of interacting bodies, half obscuring the large black skeleton of the destroyed Brighton pier seen at an angle. The background is a black grid on a slate green colour, a colour the sea can take on a darker, overcast day.
In size it is quite a bit bigger than the common 90x90cm size for silk squares.
Depending on how it is worn this design breaks up into areas of monochrome speckled feathers, broken up by the slate green background. Often the visible seagull bits look like parts of wild animals, but together with the muted green it remains a subtle colour scheme which is not hard to combine with other colours or neutrals.
ca. 120cm x 120cm
Highest-quality acid-dye digital print on 100% silk crepe, printed in the UK
Acid dyes produce the most vibrant and intense colours on silk. They also penetrate the fabric well so the design shows on both sides of the fabric (not with exactly the same intensity, but the scarf looks beautiful on the reverse side too).
Silk crepe is a rather matte fabric with an elegant sparkly sheen.
Hem hand-rolled in the UK