Through the Flamingo Glass

Through the Flamingo Glass

Is it ok to create art without a concept?

When I’m looking at submission guidelines there is often a large box to describe the concept behind the images. The big ‘why’ that propelled you to create your project. Often artists and photographers have a poignant message or story behind their images: A representation or insight into a cause.

My Surreal Furniture project didn’t start with a concept. Rather a desire to animate inanimate objects.

Maybe there is a story behind these images. A story that writes itself with each image. Each image bringing a new character to the story. I have no real plan, only others characters I want to create. ‘What if’ is something I hear myself saying a lot.

So I guess what I’m asking is can concept and story be created through art rather than be represented by it?

Fine Art Photography Awards 2019

Happy to share that both my latest projects have been nominated in the 5th Fine Art Photography Awards.

Part of ‘The Albatross’, titled ‘Journey to Restoration’, was a nominee in the conceptual category.

Time Thighs was nominated in the open theme category. Happy days 🙂

Magazine love

Time Thighs and Self Lit in Pink have been published in ‘Artist Portfolio Magazine’!

Venturing into something new and unknown is daunting. I love creating art, but I still get pulled down by the nagging voice telling me I’m not good enough and I’ll never get anywhere with it.

So thank you Artist Portfolio Magazine for the nudge in the right direction.

Artist Portfolio Magazine is a bimonthly independent art magazine that features emerging and established artists from around the world. It has an open art submission process, which is free (kudos), and considers all mediums.

I am honoured and grateful to be featured, and pretty happy too 🙂

Self lit

A self portrait and demonstration of my love of beautiful things (the shade, not my legs.)

Continuing my obsession with these gorgeous lampshades from Wolf&Badger, I took inspiration from the large tripod lamps I see in the shops and added my own surrealist twist.

Then I got all deep and conceptual about self worth and self belief and what I want for all the daughters in the world as they grow up. I wish I had understood this when I was a little girl.

A surrealist narrative: Ode to our daughters. 

‘Be lit from within and shine your light. May your fire burn and illuminate the world. You do not require the light from others to for you to be seen. You are the light and you shine from within.’

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