The Sergeant Major textile design was inspired by Francoise Lane's expedition to the Great Barrier Reef with her son to snorkel amongst the fish. One of the standouts where a school of sergeant majors with their bold black and white stripes and yellow and black stripes. It was on this expedition that Francoise was told the great news that she was going to be a grandmother! The sergeant-major print was created to capture this memory and dedicated to her son Jordan. The earring design captures one of the striped elements from the textile design.
Francoise Lane is a Torres Strait Islander woman whose maternal family is from Kerriri. Together with her husband Andrew Lane they are Indij Design; a 100% Indigenous-owned award-winning architecture and design practice based in Gordonvale. QLD. Inspired by 'life on the Islands' Francoise has created artwork purpose for applied art and textile.