Crazy For Paisley

I’m crazy about the embellished hand-lettering of Australian illustrator Natalie Perkins.

I chose the paisley motifs because they are
portable and adaptable, I can use them like building blocks and carry
them around like a talisman. I enjoy the form and find meditation in
exploring the forms that were born in Persia, but they also comfort me
as an Australian with a “nothing” identity – we build our identity by
borrowing or stealing, but because we are a young country, we have the
remarkable capability, using the internet, to research our mostly
appropriated tenets and icons and to know their complicated pasts.

Posted by Megan

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