Now for today’s brief art history lesson!
I came across some research I did in 2004 and thought it may be interesting in lieu of real travel to travel back in time today and look at some designs from William Morris.
Morris was a British designer who aspired to incorporate art into all aspects of daily living. He was indeed a bit of Renaissance man specializing in calligraphy, printing, weaving, and embroidery; yet he lived during the 19th century.
He was an innovator who wanted to incorporate art into every crevice of the home.
Check out his Chrysanthemum wallpaper.
I love the color palette and intricacies of his work. His other work includes carpets, tiles, and all sorts of textile designs. There is an organic quality reflective of his love for nature. Let’s look at his Honeysuckle wallpaper, a former favorite of mine.
Yep~I still love it! Now, I’ve come up with an idea on how to bring his art into the 21st century. A few years ago, I did a painting that was a modern interpretation on a William Morris design. Now, I’d really love to take the same idea and apply it to a wall mural coming up with a modern interpretation of his work in an entryway or hallway.
Ok. Here’s one more I can’t resist, his Artichoke wallpaper.
As you can see by entangling all these elements of earthly beauty, he creates a simple, yet stunning design. I’m going to work on developing a .pdf stencil for download, sort of a nod to his gorgeous work and design.
Plus, I’m serious about the wall art. If anyone would be interested in a custom piece, send me a message!