Our featured In the Window maker for April is architect and paper / mixed media artist John O’Loughlin.

JOL Workshop was established by John with the simple ambition of designing and making things – small things, big things, anything. John studied design in Helsinki, architecture in Bath and London, and has worked for Rogers Stirk Harbour and ShedKM Architects.

“A grid is precisely drawn using pencil on paper and fully immersed in water. Gouache paint is carefully applied to the wet paper, filling the cells of the grid. The paint and water combine, creating free-flowing colour which explores the paper beyond the boundaries of the grid, creating delicate and intricate patterns reminiscent of those seen in the skies. Once dry, the piece is carefully cut and spaced to express the grid from which the colour has escaped, the balance between control and chance and the amazing complexity that nature is capable of.”