I was thinking about graphic design in a relationship with my cultural background and thought what would be Latvia's graphic language? It wasn't hard to realise that all the old traditional ornaments were the most crucial part of visual communication for centuries and were around in all applications. Starting from clothes to ceramic and even on the buildings. In the past decades it's all sort of disappearing and only gets seen very rarely on special national festivals when the traditional costumes are worn or when you visit an open air museum, where the old living 'style' has been reflected.
So I have decided to use 2dimensional ornaments and translate them into 3dimensional straw mobiles - PUZURI.
This is going to help me to explore making process of something specific.
As I have never done it before I will have to learn everything from scratch and by myself as I could only get advise on this from somebody in Latvia.
So I'm going to research and try to find things online and get my family to send me some information, through post or email.