Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Smallness - Senior Process


My senior collection is about the interaction of light and wind and how, when connected together, they create a transcending feeling of smallness.

I almost used broken shards of glass as one of the main elements. It was a time in my life where I didn’t feel entirely whole. But after advice from my mentor and praying and searching, I decided on something so much better.

What I really hope is that the materials, together, will interact with the true elements of this design: the wind and the light and the unexplainable aura that resonates from them. If I can do this, I can echo to others the absolute greatest feeling I’ve ever experienced—the feeling of staring up at the night sky, watching the stars reflect their light, feeling the wind against my skin, and suddenly realizing how amazingly small we are.


  1. Your samples are breath-taking! And a beautiful premise for a collection. I know it's hard work, but I hope you are enjoying it. Ten years ago, I was also working on my senior collection, and I didn't fully realize then how special it was to be working on something so wholly and completely my own. Best of luck to you in the coming weeks.

  2. I like this. I never thought about wind and light in that way, but I think you are right. Persevere, Esther! It's going to be amazing!

  3. i always love seeing your work! his seems like such a wonderful and unique idea, and the knitting you do is beautiful. best of luck with your collection! xx

  4. Such absolutely stunning pieces and inspiration. You are a true artist! I agree with what's been said above - your senior collection is such an incredible opportunity to make the most creative and unaltered vision. Looks like you're making the most of yours. Can't wait to see more!

  5. i've been following you and your designs for quite a long while, and your creativity is such a sweet thing.
    lovely, lovely, lovely....