Turkana Textile – Inspiration and Process

Complex and possessing an extraordinary depth and detail, this unique textile stems from an intricately hand carved paper composition depicting the winds faceting the surface of Lake Turkana, Kenya. When arranged into repeat and colorized, the result is a dramatic fabric that truly defies description, providing a soft dimensionality that recalls the work of M.C. Escher. Best employed for large pieces of upholstery or wall treatments, Turkana’s avant-garde, optical properties will surely make a strong statement.

Music: Fernando Apodaca and Todd Hannigan
Cinematography by: Dustin Lynn

Amazon Textile – Inspiration and Process

As mysterious as it is essential to the very ethos of South America, the Amazon River has captivated artists, writers, and adventurers with its infinite sensory experiences. Our Amazon textile portrays a vibrant field of interwoven plant formations painted while in the Amazon Rainforest with ink, charcoal, pastels, and chalk. We examined the shapes and colors that caught our eye during one of our excursions… and created this complex and abstract pattern. In one version, we see butterfly wings dancing with light… in another, the elegant simplicity of Chinese porcelain. Structured into large, mirror-image medallions, Amazon printed velvet is the perfect vehicle for a standout sofa, romantic upholstered headboard, or dramatic wall panels. 

Music: Fernando Apodaca and Todd Hannigan
Cinematography: Dustin Lynn, Margaret Lindsley, Amtitus

Our Process Begins with Fine Art

Fernando Apodaca, one of the founders of MODRA Studio, experiments with painting on glass with ink. This allows the refinement of brushstrokes, washes and techniques.

Music: “Silver Strand” by Todd Hannigan & Fernando Apodaca (Album: Valley of Dreams)
Cinematography: Dustin Lynn