The work of textile designer Ying Wu has a conscience. Her beautiful designs tell tales of the environment and the damaging effect of humans upon it. Wu graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2012 when she also won the pattern prize of the graduate Texprint awards. Texprint is an organisation run by industry professionals with the support of many other internationally recognised industry names, with the aim to select, mentor and promote the best of the UK’s newly graduated textile designers. Ying Wu now works as an assistant print designer for H&M. The award winners from this year’s selected graduates of 2013 are just about to be announced imminently.
Ying Wu comments on the above design: “Because of the overwhelmed industrialisation, environments have been polluted and lives have been affected. In this design, similar to the death of the dinosaurs, the age of turtles are ended by the industrialised unknown objects crashing the earth. Inside of the turtle, there is an abandoned factory, which most likely has caused the death of the turtle. On the front ground, there are objects that suggest the existence or the previous existence of other animals and human beings. This design is an imaginative prediction of the possible future if we keep polluting the environment. Hopefully the audience can realise how important it is to protect nature.”