Petra’s work is inspired by urban life reflecting her fascination with living in a large city. Her collections explore the paradox of belonging versus alienation and how we adapt and interact with our surroundings. Petra considers London life and the transitions that occur in her cultural environment. Her observations are translated into work that uses everyday objects to reflect everyday life and how we fit into the scheme of things.
Petra’s Cardinal Points collection is inspired by the perceived cultural differences between north and south London. The work uses the imagery of London’s river Thames. The river acts as both the heart of the city and its line of separation. Can the north ever learn to love the south or will the water always divide us?