© 2019 LIAN WARDROP

Natural accents

Furnishings that counteract the conventional and fragmented perception of our environment and escalates the meaning of natural elements such as dust and bugs that we perceive as unkempt in interior environments. 

I began to free-write about the objects about nature’s detritus found indoors leading to the question: How can we change the perception of nature in man-made environments?

SPECIMEN

DUST + HOUSE FLY

Sketches from this process introduce natural objects in a variety of combinations and quantities as interior designed objects.

STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Staphylococcus Aureus, is a hand hooked rug using mesh and yarn on burlap featuring a rug pattern inspired by petri dish samples taken from objects in a living space. The origin of where natural objects accumulate in our living spaces started to determine what products originated from each species. 

MUSCA DOMESTICA

Three-dimensionally printed flies accompany the object where many house flies accumulate in or near. 

A pair of wallboards that feature a dust mite pattern that takes shape with flocked dirt. This work takes literal dirt as a building material to reveal the microorganisms that live with us daily. 

DERMATOPHAGOIDES FARINAE

DERMATOPHAGOIDES FARINAE

This couch constructed from two hand sewn vinyl cushions stuffed with dust and dirt found in the home. The relationship vinyl protective material used to keep dirt and grime is inversed. 

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