Stephie’s Interpretation – That Tender Light

Inspired by the contrasting effects of light and dark, purity and immorality, ‘That Tender Light’ references Lord Byron’s poem, ‘She Walks in Beauty’.

Stephie captured the innocence & darkness portrayed in the poetry by filling a glass bowl with water, suspending white flowers & dripping black ink into the water through the flowers. As the ink twisted elegantly around the flowers, Stephie recorded the results with drawings & photography. The background of each design is another light trick – the Bokeh effect. These are similar to the light spots created when you squint your eyes or in the background of photographs. The result is dynamic photography which Stephie worked into a design before it was digitally printed onto silk satin. Approximately 35 photographs & drawings go into producing one of Stephie’s unique designs.