Looking through my archives of pictures over the years whilst compiling images for the gallery section of this website I have found some pieces which were seminal in the development of ideas and direction. Here are three.
A painted and screenprinted silk satin evening dress incorporates an image of the bronze charioteer from Delphi in Greece . It is one of the best-known bronze statues to survive from Ancient Greece. The life-size statue of a chariot-driver was found in 1896 at the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi and is now in the Delphi Museum. It was commissioned by the tyrant Polyzalos of Gela, Sicily, to commemorate the victory of a chariot team in the Pythian Games, held at the sanctuary at Delphi every four years in honour of Apollo, god of prophecy.
In a lot of my early clothing I was interested in the way archetypical images – Greek , Egyptian , Etruscan – communicate a sense of the universality of the human condition through what we now regard as classical representation.