The inspiration for my challenge piece has been an exploration of concrete and transient lines. The design is based on a photo of my brother sitting at an outdoor café in Aqaba, Jordan.
I love the crisp lines of stone architecture contrasted with the organic shape of a person sitting on a soft couch. The intense sun creates sharp shadows at this time of day, adding new shapes and colors every hour.
The title “Nomad” refers to the nickname I have for my brother Patrick. Born to travel, he never lives in one place for more than a few years. Although he is constantly venturing into unfamiliar territory and adjusting to new cultures, customs and languages, he has the uncanny ability to remain completely true to himself. He’s like a shadow gliding easily over the architecture, becoming part of the scene but only temporarily.