Collaborations Exhibitions Commissions
Working with others to expand her practice, find design solutions for the customer, research new processes and techniques are important factors in Blessed Unrest's creation process. As a member of Collect Scotland and Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop Lorna has been involved in several exciting projects in 2017 and continues to welcome new connections and partnerships moving forward in the coming year.
Walk In Café Mural
Commissioned to design a map by the owner (who happens to be my sister too) of this lovely little café and Nordic walking centre in my home village of Spittalfield, Perthshire. The map was designed as a focal point and to show visitors the range of routes to walk, cycle and run in the area as well as the natural environment and nature spots along the way.
Commissioned to design and install a mural for a child's bedroom in a private residence last year, this was a dream project. Hand cut stencils, block prints and drawings of Scottish wildlife including birds, flowers and animals were applied directly to the bedroom wall using street art processes and mixed media.
Silent Auction for Syria
A lovely collaboration with artisan maker Eve Hynd from Native Flock to design and print two exclusive fabrics for upholstering chairs that were then auctioned at this fundraiser in the Hub at the Castle, November 2015.
My URBAN FRAGMENTS collection evolved as a response to the Cut and Paste brief set by Collect Scotland. I loved the idea of 'trailing ideas' and 'investigations' rather than refined conclusions and had already been working with very experimental, painterly drawing qualities within my work. These collections were exhibited for 3 months along with 15 other current Scottish designers and will tour later in 2018.