Textile Op Art - Contemporary Botanical Prints - Greeting Cards by Helen Owen
Decorative textile panels produced by colour, optical pattern and mixed
media, creating abstract op art designs and illusions for interior walls.
Exciting approach to botanical prints through digital art and macro photography creating modern, colourful and abstract images from botanical patterns, using plants and flowers.
Original greeting cards inspired by flowers of countryside and garden.
Exploring the botanical world inspired me to produce images which express, not only beauty but visual impact, through colour, pattern and texture. With the aid of macro photography and computer generated magnification, this has been possible, revealing not only many of these underlying qualities, but many surprises along the way.
My textile work represents an abiding fascination with stress, as both an element of the artistic process, and as an intrinsic part of our lives. The tensions in my work are established by the use of colour, pattern and optical illusion, to create a compelling sense of force and movement.