24 x 30 cm
FOR SALE: £20 (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yaarit Mechany is an Israeli product designer and artist based in the UK. After beginning her creative career in Tel - Aviv where she studied, taught, and opened her design studio, she moved to London in 2012 to pursue further studies in product design at the Royal College of Art.
Having always been keen to explore the line between nature, art, and design in her work, Yaarit found that, while taking time out on maternity leave, her mind soon wandered back to these themes. What then started as an exercise in collecting images for inspiration, quickly evolved into a series of collages.
Her latest collection of hand made collages is called History of Exploration. Working with illustrations of flowers and birds against a backdrop of human conflict and tension, the collages explore layered narratives in which nature and 'civilisation' compete for attention. As in almost all her design work, nature wins, but humanity is there just under the surface, attempting to re-form the conversation and throwing the natural world into contrast.