Monday, August 20, 2007

Edward Bawden's Sahara Wallpaper

Edward Bawden's Sahara wallpaper inspired these mittens. I saw it in this watercolor he did of his grandaughter's attic room (World of Interiors, May 2003). I like the idea of images of heat on mittens, but I love the idea of camels and sand dunes stretched across the sloping ceiling of an attic room. One year for New Year's he covered his studio windows with colored cellophane cut into sea creatures and flames.


Cristina said...

The very thing, Mrs. Lear. Sandstorms for snowstorms!

kelli ann said...

omg-- they are works of art.

Caroline B said...

Utterly beautiful mittens. Bawden would have loved them.