The discovery of an old book that lists the symbolic meanings of hundreds of different flowers sparked the inspiration for Hannah's graduate project, 'The Language of Flowers'. Selected flower-meanings float across the surface of a hand dyed and pleated dress, corresponding to a series of 3D pieces that developed out of studying the colours and characteristics of each related bloom.
The final installation was exhibited at Chelsea college of Arts degreeshow, accompanied by a collection of fun GIFs to occupy the digital realm, bringing the language of flowers alive in a fresh way for modern audiences.
Weka Rangi - 'to colour' in Swahili.
A collection of jewellery inspired by the amazing colours and textures observed while exploring Morogoro, Tanzania.
Lasercut acrylic and wooden shapes are combined with hand-foiled and printed surfaces to create a bold, contemporary collection.
This work was shown at Chelsea college of Arts 'colour exhibition', November 2015. It was also selected for a colour-research prize in an industry project in partnership with highstreet retailer M&S.
Stop + Bloom
Stop + Bloom
Stop and Bloom is a community bus stop project. Challenged with the brief of transforming an urban exterior space, Hannah took inspiration from the way local residents had planted a garden on disused land at the Landor Road bus stop in Stockwell, London, to prevent it being sold off to property developers.
To compliment the garden and cheery community spirit, Hannah created a large-scale digital print design to grace the bus shelter, and a installation of hand-painted and folded paper flowers to sit within the garden itself. A space for everyone to enjoy!
Mixed Messages/ Message Me.
A womenswear fashion design collection looking at codes, communication and the human desire for connection. Print designs were derived from visual explorations of morse, braille, and letter-writing/postage marks.
A fun and playful collection, with secret messages coded into the surface of each garment.
Project: hope - ongoing drawing and painting works on the theme of 'hope'.
The heart of these pieces began in memory of Eliott Simms and Georgia Sharman. And for all their family and friends still affected by their loss.