The brief was to select from one of three categories:
- Abstract Stripe
- Children's Home furnishing - 2 Co-ordinates
- Open Design Clear grounds - Contemporary
As Maurice Kain has a market mainly in Australia and New Zealand, we were advised to try to appeal to that market. I decided to develop my designs in the Abstract Stripe category and to use local grasses as my inspiration.
I went to Rockbeare Park/Darebin Parklands and took quite a few shots of the grasses and used them as my inspiration.
I love grass - we used to do quite a lot of work around the topic when I was a primary teacher. It is a fabulous topic for science, art, language, maths - the list goes on. It is also beautiful in its own right, especially when it has its seeds.
I feel very privileged (amazed and excited also!) to have won, considering the wonderful designs that were submitted. Congratulations to Rachel and Leah on their award winning designs also.