Lucy Ilsey.

My project was inspired by anxiety, a big topic at the moment. A lot of people are talking about mental health and I wanted to create textiles that distract people away from their worries. I used techniques like UV printing and laser cutting. I do mixed media and I mainly work with leathers and plastics. I like working with them because they are reflective. I think the shine is very distracting which makes me feel relaxed. Even though you can see it’s quite bright, I feel that makes you feel more happy and positive.

I just got offered a place at TexSelect. I don’t know what that’s going to bring but I’m really excited.