Jessica Beeby

The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Is There Life on Mars?

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Is There Life on Mars?

The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Is There Life on Mars?

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Is There Life on Mars?

Is There Life on Mars?

BIO

Inspiration for ‘Is There Life on Mars?’ stems from the idea that humans want to colonise Mars by 2023. Studying photos taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover, I translated the textures found on the red planet’s surface into painted pieces to later apply to hard substrates. All imagery was an abstract take on geographical landscapes, digitally manipulated to create interesting textural patterns. The project was all about embracing the unknown – which is why I chose to work on hard materials, to produce a fresh take on printed textiles. Vivid, clashing colours create a sense of unusual uncertainty when paired with the unconventional textiles materials. The pieces have been embellished with micro beads, velvet flock and glossy foil, to create a tactile environment aimed at comforting the ‘explorers’ in their strange environment.

 

The project resulted in a collection of bespoke flooring samples and panels intended to fit together to create a partial room divide. Inspiration for the final collection came from luxury hotels and lofts, for people to splurge on this unusual collection. 

Find out more - Textile Design BA (Hons)