An origami elephant silk was what was delivered to me when I requested that Alarico Arenosto, a Milanese who was spending some time in Sydney and freelancing as a graphic designer for me, work on a silk where the elephants were not forced to have their trunks up and where there were two parent elephants and a baby elephant. This was because I was to expect a child later in that year and at that stage I don't think I knew what sex it was. Having a child is possibly the most significant change that has ever taken place in both my internal and external world. Selfish people are forced to confront so much in themselves. What a shock it was. But what bliss. I don't think there is anyone else in the world I'd rather spend time with than my daughter. So, when recently I found this old design which was shelved in a folder on my computer, I decided it ought to see the light of day and I am so grateful and happy for the involvement of the team at the silk mill whom I gave some creative leeway to interpret the design in terms of colours. The resulting silk is very sophisticated. We, and I mean the silk mills, myself, the designer Alarico and the men and women that cut and sew our silks together, hope you like it.
More silks will follow. Keep an eye out on the website.