Ettamodern design

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The aim I have for all of my work, whether fine art prints or design objects, is primarily to make emotional and beautiful imagery. My influences come from personal experiences, work experience in the visual arts and textile design industries and my increasing political and social awareness of the universal forces which pit power against the vulnerable.

In September 2015 I held a solo exhibition of Cyanotypes called Hard Light exploring my anxieties as a child due to the violence of my father. I wanted to make a practical difference to women and children who suffer as a result of domestic violence. I produced a small edition of 42 silk crepe de chine scarves. The scarf edition was printed at The Social Studio in Collingwood which operates as a non-profit social enterprise providing training, experience and employment opportunities for refugees in the clothing and hospitality trades. My profits from the sale of these scarves will be donated to McAuley Community Services for Women here in Melbourne, who provide safe houses and essential services for women and children escaping family violence. Ethical manufacture and social action are intensely important to the developing philosophy of Ettamodern as a design project.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in purchasing a scarf.

© Wendy Catling