This season, we have been exploring our relationship with the line throughout history, from weaving and writing to architecture.
To celebrate this, we invited you to share your own responses to the season's title, 'Living Lines', through a single photograph. We saw a range of wonderful images, from photographs documenting lines that have occurred naturally within a landscape, to the line on a hand and the silhouette of a cityscape. ⠀⠀
For this competition, we partnered with PATTERNITY, a creative organisation founded by pattern pioneers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham. Their work encourages people to be more curious, collaborative and connected. Both Anna and Grace are united in their belief that pattern has the power to positively shape the world and expand our lives.
Anna and Grace used their pattern spotting skills to select their favourite photograph from the entries. The winning entry came from Ana Obst, whose moon-like, rocky landscape was taken at Burren National Park in Ireland.
"I love this image, and for me it sums up the essence of the Living Lines campaign," explains Anna from PATTERNITY. "It feels so raw and elemental, nature is shown in its full, powerful and beautiful force. There is something about the interaction of water and rocks that gives a sense of the enduring nature of time".
Below are the comments from our winner Ana Obst and twelve runners up about the inspirations behind their own living lines.