"As a paper artist I have always been fascinated in turning something of one dimension into something three dimensional. Paper is not fragile - you can drop it and it will not smash. It can be torn, scrunched, folded and even coloured. For me to make paper flowers it is just that, a flower made out of paper, inspired by nature in the anatomy of a flower, its proportions, its shape, its colour, its texture, has been my inspiration to create something so organic but still holding the paper hero. Showing how a tear or scrunch can mimic the most organic quality of the flower form yet illustrating the nature of the figure. What some people see as a mistake, a simple tear can create the gesture of a fragile flower petal edge. My favourite paper to work with is brown paper; for its rawness, the fact that it is unbleached, recycled.”
“In this installation I am fascinated by the scale that one can create a beautiful bloom out of paper the mimics not just the form of nature but the human form through its curves and perfect imperfections - appropriately made from brown paper, the most commonly used material retailers use to bag their sales in."What do flowers have to do with fashion?
Everything. There’s a turn towards beauty, in every collection across every label and on every runway all over the world. They give us a sense of romanticism and return to nature. Cross culturally and trans seasonally flowers restore a virtue we all can’t get enough of, in our homes, on our linen, our furniture, clothing accessories and even our hair Flowers speak to everybody.
Photo credit: Josh WyattArt Curators Art Pharmacy ConsultingWebsite www.artpharmacyconsulting.comSocial Media @artpharmacy
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