Shadows Pattern Design Wallpaper

Shadows Pattern Design

Inspiration For Shadows Pattern

Apart from the obvious benefits of sunny mornings, I also get to see a light show of shadows from the venetian blinds in my office.

This series of wallpaper designs is based on the shadows (or more accurately the shafts of sunlight) cast from different shaped windows to create a distinctive pattern on an adjoining wall. The simplest solution would be to use a shadow that matches the kind of window, but there are far many more fun combinations by using a different shape to the window, or perhaps a room with no sun-lit windows at all.

Seeing the shadow cast by a metal banister going down a staircase at the Jerwood Gallery, I also realised the shadows could be more than just windows. Maybe colourful stained glass, large statues, or something as simple as a ladder. This idea opens up endless other thoughts, such as the shadows cast from spiral staircases, shutters or perhaps floaty curtains too.

Creating The Shadows

All the shadows here are created in Illustrator and Photoshop. The edges are blurred to help them look convincing.

Producing The Pattern As Wallpaper

I imagine the shadows would cover a whole wall or perhaps an alcove. The design would be bespoke, site-specific and produced as a complete mural.

Placing The Pattern In A Location

To give context I combined a selection of shadow patterns with a straight-on shot of the chair used in my design for mid century modern chairs. Adding a fake carpet and simple skirting board.

The Future

I would love this design to have another life taken up by a manufacturer. Please contact me if you would like a high resolution file or to talk about how we could work together.

Shadow Inspirations

The shadows of Venetian blinds are in my office. The ever-changing postcard rack is a frequent inspiration. The last photo is my Shadows painting from 2013.

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