July 3, 2013

Designer Spotlight: Visual Artist, Kathryn Godwin

Visual artist, Kathryn Godwin works as Senior Display Coordinator for Anthropologie in North Carolina.  Kathryn was kind enough to share a little about each of her window displays that I have featured here today.  A lot of Kathryn's window displays are within the company's desired theme, but her inspiration and interpretation.

The Coral Reef Earth Day window is full of exquisite details don't you think?  The coral reef is made from coffee filters, paper, twisted plastic wrap and cotton buds (Q-tips) dipped in wax resulting in a gorgeous effect.
Also for Earth Day is this spectacular cork tree!   The size is pretty impressive and so is the time it took to construct, which was around five to seven days.  A wooden frame was made, covered in chicken wire and the corks adhered to the frame.

This is one of my favourite displays, a very cool tapestry of teabags.  It is a clever use of one product, used multiple ways and repetition on a large scale delivers an amazing result.  Kathryn looked to an inspiration from college for this window and dyed the teabags with fabric dye.  

I have often wondered who the clever people are behind these incredible window displays.  This would feel like a dream job for me!  Seriously, if we had window displays like this here in Australia I would spend a lot of time just sitting outside staring and trying to figure out how they made it all :-)  I think you will agree that Kathryn's fine arts degree in Studio Art, a fabulous imagination and a great eye for detail is a winning combination!  For more inspiration head on over to Kathryn's website.