I am an artist and designer creating in Santa Barbara, CA. Utilizing a background in Architecture, I create work that is intricate and methodical. Together with my husband, whose background is in Industrial Design, we are creating a company as an outlet for the countless ideas and interests that spark our creativity on a daily basis. For the past 4 years we have lived and worked in the same studio. Our way of existence within this environment is to seek out new ideas through travel and surround ourselves with found objects of personal value, interest and sentiment. This practice allows us to immerse ourselves in a curated environment of inspiration where we can materialize ideas and concepts.
Both of our current explorations push material manipulation in different ways. The Pleated Series experiments with pattern, texture, light and shadow through the use of folding and pleating. The Cycle Series takes locally sourced, used bicycle tubes and upcycles them into wearable objects. Aside from these items we are forever creating new pieces within our studio, other endeavors include bronze, knits, layered paper and short run furniture.
We are fitzgeraldforbes.
We hope you will consider featuring our studio and work on your site.