For this textile pattern design, I was working towards a design inspired by Peter Max posters from the 1960s and 70s and also the current popularity of succulent plants. I decided that for at least this version, I wanted to go with the energy of bright colors and the rainbow/color spectrum feel of Peter Max’s work. And I just kept thinking about Orlando and the rainbow colors of the Pride flag.
I think the plant and flower shapes that aren’t succulents, as well as the color, makes the succulent concept not come across and it simply feels floral. Perhaps I’ll try a more predominantly soft green palette for one of the colorways.
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Here are 2 great exhibitions of Psychedelic Art to see this summer:
You can see the work of Peter Max
at the Tampa Museum of Art
through Sept 11, 2016
You can see the artwork of Jerry Garcia
at the Psylodelic Gallery
in southeast Ohio
through July 31st.