About Mary Farmilant:
After a 30-year career in nursing, I returned to a childhood passion that I never knew could be an option for me. My photography practice has brought me here. In addition to docugraphic studies of space and place, I also create unique abstract designs as wearable art.
I am a woman with a past. I spend a lot of time there. To direct my focus on the future, I have taken elements of my old photographs, deconstructed them and reassembled them into novel tessellations. The project took on a life of its own as I manipulated fragments of existing images, emphasizing shape and color to explore all the visual possibilities. I ultimately select one design from each of these sketchbooks to print on silk, a fabric with a flowing nature that adapts to the shape it surrounds. The scarves are about the possibilities of light, shape and color, basic ingredients of the visual experience. These scarves bring a fresh sense of design possibility to the world of fashion, wearable art -- where function meets elegance.
My textile designs can be viewed at maryfarmilant.design and my photography at maryfarmilant.com. Follow me on Instagram @maryfarmilantdesign and @maryfarmilant