Note Archive: #ba work

A Blue Period

It’s a little know fact that the Au Lazuli project stemmed partially from a dream. A dream filled with awe, the likes of which I’ve only fleetingly experienced before. This night, was much like any October night in late 2012. A little chilly, and terribly lethargic after a day spent at university, fretting (a lot) over what to make.

I went to bed earlier, around 10pm. Snuggled deep into my quilts and cocooned myself into the enveloping warmth. Sleep came quickly; atypical for me compared to most nights, where it can sometimes be a struggle to fall into a slumber. Yet this night, sleep came easily and before long, a dream state arose. I’ve no doubt that I dreamt a good many dreams that night, yet most evade me except this:

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Needle Focus

Embroidery details
Witnessed in 2011, at Bath Fashion Museum

Our Empty Vessels

An oldie, but ambiguous enough to still work. Written as the prelude to the Hypochondria of the Heart project.

Backstage of Au Lazuli

There’s always something lovely about behind-the-scenes shots, right? It’s like peaking into the imperfections, the decisions caught in time, and the various distractions that crop up during the few hours of a photoshoot. Whilst we were otherwise engaged, Jak’s assistant Art captured the magic, with some beautifully serene images. This was nearly a year ago now, but it in the spirit of starting to involve you in the process, I'm sharing them again.


All photographs courtesy of Arturas Bondarciukas.

Process: Au Lazuli

All that glitters
Design process for the Au Lazuli project, 2012-13.

Process: Hypochondria of the Heart

Unravel the layers
Visual process of the Hypochondria of the Heart project, 2012.

Process: Everted

About a Body
Selected sketchbook pages of the Everted project, 2011.