Publication: Collection Magazine
RMIT graduate Laura Anderson admires the work of designers like Ann Demeulemeester and Azzedine Alaïa, but she is chiefly inspired by art, citing Eva Hesse, Lee Bontecou and Bridget Riley as major influences. However, it was the work of nineteenth-century physiologist and geometric chronophotographer Étienne-Jules Marey that served as a creative springboard for her graduate collection Minimal Surface.
As a national finalist in the 2010 Triumph Inspiration Awards, she came across his work while researching the set brief of creating a lingerie piece inspired by the theme ‘Shape Sensation’. Marey’s photographic research inspired Anderson to explore the visual aspects of movement in her own work. “He was looking at mapping locomotion, while I was interested in his aesthetic outcomes”,she explains.