This is the second time that I can remember being inspired by hotel carpeting. I didn’t realize that I had actually made a piece based on my first inspiration until it happened again.
Here is the first carpet inspiration:
Not great color or clarity, but here is the result–and it really doesn’t look like the inspiration, either. I just know in my mind how they are connected.
And here are a bunch of pics of my latest inspiration:
I’m not sure what will come of it, exactly, but I’m seeing lime green lines, stripes crossing over things, leaves and flowers and a very light background, rather than the dark blue of the carpet. There may very well be some screen printing and stenciling, too. It could take a while until it all comes together in my head, but the idea and inspiration are planted deep into my brain now.
And that’s how I get some of my inspiration…you just never know when or where it’s gonna strike!