BA (Hons) Textiles graduates have been talking to AUB after their London summer shows. Here Lilli Rochford-Smith discusses her work
Can you tell me about your final work?
The concept behind it is walking in the landscape and it’s based on the Scottish Highlands. In 2012 I qualified to be a life coach and from that I learnt a lot about anchoring and how to change your state of mind and state management. I learnt how I could do that for myself and for me that was walking as a concept. I have been doing that a lot and then I’ve taken inspiration from that and what I want my collection to do is to be able to be like a trigger to change people’s state of mind by the work itself. So if they have an element of the interior space that has my print in it – to see it and then change your state of mind – that’s the main concept.
How have you found your time at AUB?
Amazing. It’s really good. It’s so open and you can do what you really want to do. They’re so happy to push and help you do what you want to do. Here I did a massive drawing where I was on the print table and the freedom on the course is just incredible.
What are you planning to do now?
I’ll keep walking, climbing and drawing. For me drawing is the main concept, so I want to keep sharing the work and get it out there so people can view it and experience it and go from there.
Find out more about BA (Hons) Textiles at AUB.