Sarah Jane Palmer is an artist working in multiple media to express her ideas of pattern, eroticism and sacred geometry.
"What I love is that I can create design details that a glance could miss, but that a second look might reveal.
I am particularly interested in the immersive experience of developing patterns, animations and illusions, drawing on elements of eroticism, humour and suspense."
Since her degree in Painting and Printmaking in 2004, Sarah has developed a printing and pattern-making practice, including wall coverings and original artworks.
In her business, Muriel Design, she creates hand-crafted and printed wall coverings in particular inspired by sacred geometry; the idea that certain shapes and proportions have sacred, divine meaning.
"Focusing on the importance of developing skills and the hand made, my art practice is concerned with the process of merging together traditional art forms with new technology.
I'm drawn to sacred geometry in nature, the incredible craftsmanship in historical buildings, and eroticism depicted in art and history."
Very early on, Sarah was inspired to pursue a collaboration with Charlotte.
"Working with Charlotte has been a real pleasure. Since we met at a networking event, I felt an instant connection; her drive and enthusiasm meant we could work together to achieve a truly exciting result.”
"Body Lace" is the result of this creative partnership, a sensuous pale nude coloured burnout print voile, which plays on what people think they are seeing. On the all-important second glance, a delicate array of suggestive imagery blends into the blush coloured surroundings to create a scene both erotic and demure.