Artist – Michelle Heron

Design Description

‘Farashatan’ is the arabic word for moth. Inspired by Amy Johnson’s flight over the Middle East, ‘Farashatan’ is covered in an Islamic pattern with gold decoration. Islamic geometric designs are often built on combinations of repeated squares and circles, which may be overlapped and interlaced to form intricate and complex patterns, including a wide variety of tessellations.

‘Farashatan’ will be a perfect addition to a traditional or contemporary setting.


Artist Statement

Michelle Heron is a painter based in London. Her work depicts seemingly ordinary and mundane scenes in the urban environment. Many of her paintings stem from the disappearance of socially and historically important buildings and her love of vintage shop fronts.

Michelle has painted for several public art trails including Books About Town in London, Transport for London’s ‘Year of the Bus’, and more recently Birmingham’s ‘The Big Hoot’.

Michelle has recently been shortlisted for The John Ruskin Prize 2015 and The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.