My degree project is a collection of tablecloths. The overall concept for the collection is the table as a meeting spot: a meeting between humans and the sources of their food, a meeting spot between food, and a meeting spot between the table and the tablecloth itself. Each tablecloth in the collection represents one of these types of unions. Traditional lace and red and white checkered tablecloths are referenced to represent the "human" in the meeting between humans and the sources of their food.
Digitally printed, and all hand drawn. This tablecloth explores the concept of humans and the sources of their food joining at the table: in this case, humans and bees. The red and white checkered tablecloth pattern, representing humans, meets the honeycomb, representing bees, to create a checkered honeycomb. Dimensional bees further add a trompe l'oeil effect, and iridescent foil was applied to each bee wing to make them even more realistic. The bees cluster together around imaginary sugary spills, reminiscent of an outdoor picnic.