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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Cherry Fields

Just realised that I never shared my brother's incredible film directing and cinematography skills with you, so something had to be done about that! 
Here is a selection of beautiful stills taken from Linden Feng's short film/music video, Cherry Fields. I highly recommend taking five minutes of your time to watch it: Cherry Fields
I acted in the video alongside the ridiculously talented dancer, Jack Bromhan and also helped style the video and designed and created the gold outfit above. 
I won't go into too much detail about the symbolism behind the video, as I think it's more exciting to leave it open to interpretation, but the main concept is an artist's muse fighting for her identity and rebelling against the restrictive role expected of her. 

Speak to you all soon!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Student Art Guide Continued...

Here is the rest of my A level work on my interview with The Student Art Guide, which can be found here: Paper cuttings, mono prints and calligraphy: Exciting A level portraiture.
You may want to check out this post from a couple of days ago, as this is really a continuation (I thought I had a few too many images for one post!)

Self-portraits exploring the body as a human canvas:

An acrylic and pastel piece I did working from the above photographs- You can't really tell from the photo but each section is on a separate panel raised at different heights:

Observational drawing practice experimenting with styles and mediums:

Remember to check out the rest of The Student Art Guide! It really is an incredible site!


Monday, 27 January 2014

In Green and Blue

Here are the results of another immensely fun collaboration with the extraordinarily talented writer and blogger of Clothes Cameras and Coffee, Rosalind Jana. I already posted the photographs I took of Rosalind in this oriental themed shoot that you can see here: Silks of the Orient
I had a lovely time dressing up in a selection of peacock blue and emerald green treasures from Rosalind's wardrobe and I think she did a superb job of contradicting the saying that "blue and green must never be seen".
It was a lovely challenge to see how we could make use of my garden as an interesting location for the shoot and it definitely made me appreciate the beauty of all of the lovely greenery surrounding my home a lot more! - Appreciation of what we have being a major feature of Rosalind's inspiring article about happiness alongside the rest of the shoot in The Pace of Feet and Breath - make sure you check it out!
The countryside setting for such luxurious clothing also added a lovely twist to the shoot!


Sunday, 26 January 2014

The Student Art Guide

I meant to mention this sooner but I've been featured here on "The Student Art Guide". It was an amazing surprise when I got an email from the talented artist, teacher and founder of the site, Amiria Robinson, explaining how she'd seen my Kingston University art foundation application on Flickr and wanted to interview me for her site. So thrilled to be a part of this lovely project designed to inspire GCSE and A-level art students. I only wish I knew about this inspirational site a few years earlier! I think the level of detail that the interviews go into is what makes it really helpful, as you get to understand the thought processes behind successful projects and learn how you can apply these processes to your own work.
I highly recommend checking it out whether you're a keen artist yourself or just want to browse through the work of some remarkably talented young artists-to-be!
My project was based on the theme of Facade so I decided to use it as a challenge to move away from my usual much more realistic style of painting and drawing towards something more abstract and distorted- like the faces were behind a type of facade… If you want to know more though, I go into plenty of detail in the interview!

Here are some pictures from the feature:

 The two images pictured above are some examples of laser-cutting I used in the project.

 Above are examples of mixed-media collages using cut up photographs, mono prints and collograph prints and acrylic paints.

 And finally, some observational drawings using a variety of mediums. There may well be more to come from the project though!


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Fashion Project

Hey everyone! I just realised that I haven't posted a single project since I started my time on the fashion foundation course at Central St Martins, so today I thought I'd show you the final result of my favourite project so far! After two weeks of sketchbook development I ended up with this little grey jacket, which I then styled with grey leggings for these self-portraits pictured above. It may have been a little more colourful if we'd been allowed to work beyond neutral colours, but the restricted colour palette was a fun challenge! I'd love to know what you think!


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Midnight Blue

Sorry about the horrendously humuuuungous gap in posting!! Promise to be writing to you lovely people much more regularly from now on!!
This look is made up of a topshop dress and hat, my Fyfe studded biker boots, an H&M denim jacket, a  vintage bolo tie bought recently in Camden (which I'm absolutely smitten with at the moment!!!) and this rather fetching handbag borrowed from my impeccably stylish friend Julide, who also took the photos.

This look can also be found here on lookbook!