Saatchi searching I found beautifully crafted sculptures by Ida Ekblad, ( http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/ida_ekblad.htm?section_name=paint_artist )where she arranged discarded urban finds in fantastically charming compositions. Inspired.
From there I thought, 'what discarded items could I collect to accelerate this project', my train of thought lead me to stones, then deciding on a more impressive upgrade, gemstones.
In my research i came across another fantastic artist called Melanie Bonajo ( http://www.ppowgallery.com/selected_work.php?artist=8&image=2 ) who strapped discarded urban items onto the naked female form, again brilliant compositions.
As part of my design development I collaged onto Bonajos photographs ...
From these collages came my final designs (three uploaded here), with collaged print ideas inspired from the intricate geometric nature of a gemstone melange ...
Film: Inglorious Bastards.
Collection: NOT Kanyes, Chanel or Giorgio Armani thats for sure, yukkie.
Food: French onion soup.