"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
VANDAL has been commissioned to create algorithmic digital art for the new Flinders Gallery Digital Screen. Working in conjunction Art Pharmacy, curators of the window display, the digital art draws inspiration from Sydney-based artist Jo Neville’s large scale floral work.
Says VANDAL Creative Director, Emile Rademeyer, “VANDAL is extremely excited to be part of The Birkenhead Art Project. Workin with Art Pharmacy we believe the art strategy is a key attraction to Birkenhead Point and show how physical and digital art can compliment each other.”
Digital Art VandalWebsite www.vandal.sydney
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