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Another Playing with Packaging piece- a small mixed media sculpture.
I hate throwing away interesting/nice looking packaging so I try to use it in some way. This is made from two cardboard boxes and one plastic container from Lily Lolo.
This piece includes layers of paint, ink, vintage imagery, flat back pearls, thread and cut text.
As this week’s Illustration Friday topic is beard and I happen to be a watcher ofWheezywaiter videos (a beardlover if you will) I thought I should create something focused around Craig and his loverly beard.
I also then decided to add my favourite quote of his, because why not.
Learnalilgivinanlovin, ink, acrylic paint, text transfer, 20.5 x 21cm
The next piece done for my ongoing Gotye project.
With this piece I wanted to capture the overall feeling of the song- joyful and uplifting. I decided to put the complete lyrics of the song (repeated) in a heart as the central focus of the piece. The different silhouettes are bringing everything together within the piece itself.
I created the rainbow ink background to again reinforce the overall joyous and ‘colourful’ nature of the song. I also took inspiration for the official animated video of the song created by Shannon Cross-which can be watched here on Youtube.
See other artworks in this series here.
Close up details:
Latest canvas commission.
Until the Future, acrylic ink,text image transfer, ink stamp, acrylic paint, cut paper on canvas, 59.4 x 42cm
The person who commissioned the piece wanted it focused around the colours of black and teal and various states of melting butterflies- representing the past, present and future.
I aged the look of he canvas and added various types of texts in the background- taken from my own scans of vintage books.
To bring the image and concepts together I also added the image of a clock face and a compass windrose to literally represent both time and direction.