THE LAY OF THE LAND
HONOURS GRADUATE RESEARCH
The Lay of the Land is a research-led textile collection that explores a personal perspective of identity based on postmodern theory. In this work identity is conceptualised as a landscape that can be shaped and explored by our growing awareness of the forces that impact our perception of ourselves and the world around us.
The complex and fluid nature of postmodern identity is examined through interplay between typographic design and textile processes. This research draws on methods
of deconstruction and reconstruction to manipulate both text and cloth, challenging the communicative value of textiles and typography.
This project received the Athfield Architects Outstanding Achievement in Textile Design Award in 2016.