bags

These are a couple of a few bags I have designed and made for my current project of waste and food.
One is inspired by the artist John Chirstie, who is a clear influence on style, and presents the natural colours and beauty of characteristics in grown, untampered food.
The other of an original idea of how we ruin and tear apart what is perfectly good; the bags I create have a meaning whether it be through typography or imagery.
These are both done with ‘Inktense’ Ink pencils which are activiated by water and stain the fabric to ensure the safety of what I paint and draw with them.
I enjoy coming up with these ideas and creating them on canvas bags which can be used and I could potentially use a target market to create a little profit for my art whilst also raising awareness.
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Emotions

I created this, tonight, to represent emotions and how only a small part of the body can send massive signals. I used a blank piece of cartridge paper to draw and paint eyes and allow watercolours to drip down to create the appearance of tears.

This is a very natural piece in the sense that I allowed the paint to drip and smudge where it desired. I used the watercolour first to create a base for the shadows and skin, then I went in with colouring pencils to create deeper shadows in the creases and create more colour in the eyes and brows. The last few steps were working in with an ink pen to introduce dark lines for hair and the pupil’s detail. The last step was going in with white acrylic to create a water/glass effect on the eyes and emphasise the reflection of light on the tears and eyes.

I really like the outcome of this piece because of the style of realism mixed with a slight abstraction of the disappeared face. I think this would look nice as a collection, built around this style, of multiple pieces.

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“Art cannot be criticized because every mistake is a new creation”

During a London visit in 2012, an exhibition was held displaying the works of Mr. Brainwash. His work is greatly inspired by Banksy. The exhibition ‘exit through the gift shop’ displayed wonderful, imaginative creations with the words from Mr. Brianwash, admitting he is “Banksy’s biggest work of art”.

I loved the look of these pieces and as they seemed free-spirited and so fun to look at. There was everything from portraits created from broken records to paint splattered to all corners of the room. I found the exhibition very different to anything I’d seen before as nothing was in frames and if they were, they were graffitied or broken; I enjoyed myself and the whole atmosphere of the warehouse-looking space became exciting as soon as you went inside.

These pieces are sold for £26k for an original piece, or more but if you can’t spare that type of money, you can pick up a free souvenir poster on the way out. Just as I did!

 

Cardboard Study

This was an experiment I did using cardboard and glue. I enjoyed doing this and feel the outcome was quite good too. I used a craft knife to cut sections out and created layers by cutting down some more than others and creating curves on the edges.

Cophenhagen Street Art

During my visit to Denmark, in 2014, I came across a piece of street art called #HappyWall. I found this inspiring because anyone passing by could walk up and create a shape that made them happy or to make their mark.

This was a long stretch of wall which had a range of colours from the rainbow. This was so memorable for me because I found it amazing that it was a piece of art which used the public to create happiness and creativity on the streets of a busy city.