BA (Hons) Fine Art
Louisa Milton evokes responses from an audience by using herself to represent personal themes, such as emotional well-being, which the majority can relate to. With the use of surface design and installations, she uses domestic decoration such as wallpaper and fabric design to relate to the home environment. In addition, she uses colour theory to create a calm and thoughtful space for reflection, whereby the audience can immerse itself within the ideas being presented to it. Milton intrigues the viewer by using inspiration from traditional fabric designs such as toile de Jouy, whilst featuring contemporary imagery and themes. She develops provocative images through modern media, such as wallpaper, which encourage the viewer’s outlook on the images to change – images that were originally dramatic change to seem peaceful because they are presented in a harmonious pattern.
Craft is a large aspect of Milton’s work, making art that is both functional and expressive, blurring the barriers between art and craft. Milton uses hand-made processes to create her installations, producing screen-printed works, wallpaper, fabrics and even upholstering the furniture itself. She seeks to create spaces that have positive benefits for both herself and the audience within the space.