There is a transitional period in decorative art between the art deco movement and the onset of modernism. In Paris, this was embodied in the work of Eileen Gray whose geometric lacquered screens and furniture displayed a more economic design language.
This lino cut embodies some of these design influences – the background crisscross pattern reminiscent of Escher’s interwoven illustrations, the falling Australian banksia leaf echoing the beauty and symmetry of the natural world.
Strong tribal influences have been blended into the background lines to create a fabric which can be easily adapted to screen panels, blinds, cushions or lamp shades.
It’s about rhythm, a primal design beat, strong and earthy, lending this fabric to tropical, tribal, modern or art deco interior styles.