I’ve fallen in love with the work of another artist, Francesca Greco, a painter and artist living in Foligno, in the Umbria region of Italy. Every year, Foligno holds a medieval festival, Quintana, that is filled with pageantry, jousting, and residents in medieval dress. I’m sure many of the patterns and motifs she uses in her designs are influenced by this and the history and culture of Umbria. She combines these influences with bright colors and contemporary patterns to create whimsical characters in wood, paper, and fabric.
She also writes and illustrates children’s books. You can see more beautiful examples of her work on flickr at Francesca Greco.
Next week, I’ll be writing about the fabric that I’ve been dyeing for my own projects and I’ll be discussing some of the techniques that I’ve been experimenting with.