Queen of the Air

Queen of the Air

Artist -Becki Harper

Design Description

I wanted to create a design which combined the stylistic imagery and sophisticated palette of the 1930s, whilst also paying homage to Amy’s incredible journey. I looked at the national flowers of the countries included in Johnson’s flight path, and taking inspiration from their beautiful shapes I have created a bold repeating pattern which captures the visual language of the era.


Artist Statement

Becki Harper is an illustrator based in the historic city of York. Her work often explores narratives strongly blended with curiosity and nostalgia, and she draws much of her inspiration from nature and science. Observational drawing is highly important to her creative practice, as it’s often the source of an idea, character, or composition, and greatly informs the visual language within her work. She favours traditional techniques such as painting, which is the process typically used to add colour to her drawings. This passion for creating by hand has naturally led to exploration into other media like textiles and craft.