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Thalassophile: a person who loves the ocean.' My thirst for adventure and love of escapism to the ocean has inspired this Digitally Printed Textile collection, exploring natural form, abstraction, and colour discovered within my Irish coastal surroundings. My working processes are driven by a love for line, collage, photography, and pattern. I am constantly documenting my natural surroundings via delicate and intricate line drawings. The exploration of layering different line rhythms and movements enables me to explore a range of techniques, textures, and structure, therefore, developing my visual language and creative process. Utilising Photoshop and Illustrator, I develop line drawings into technical designs and intricate repeat Textile Pattern Designs that are ready for print production. I often find myself attracted to 'beautiful and intricate things' it is perhaps not a coincidence, having trained as a ballerina from the age of two - a form of dance that embodies all of the above! I design prints that appear delicate, intricate, and luxurious for fashion. Designing prints for fashion particularly thrills me, glimpsing sights of the rhythm and movement of the print dance on the body!

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BA HONS TEXTILE ART, DESIGN & FASHION

Hollie Thompson