Jennifer Bouron

Winter Flower © Jennifer Bouron

Bonus Article 1 – Jennifer Bouron

Jennifer Bouron is our bonus feature artist from France.  Jennifer is an illustrator and pattern artist who uses Photoshop to create her art.  You may have seen Jennifer’s art in Frankie Magazine, Kitty Bunny Pony, Monsterheads or Apartment Therapy.

Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today?

I studied art applied  in high school. It was very nice because it was not focused on one type of design but several. It was about, architecture, graphic and object design.

After that, I chose to learn more about fashion so I went to a fashion school. There I learned about garments and prints.

 

What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?

I mostly draw my illustrations and patterns on Photoshop. I prefer Photoshop to Illustrator because I like to keep the lines hesitant and a bit naive in my work.

 

Little Village © Jennifer BouronYour art provides inspirations to so many others.  What or who inspires you?

I see inspiration everywhere. It can be a combination of colours in the street, the shapes of leaves or trees… I am very interested by colours and shapes. So it is always something that catch my attention first.

 

Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete?

I always start with sketches on paper. It helps me to visualise my idea. After that I scan my sketch and draw on top of it on Photoshop. The final illustration is very often pretty different with the first sketch. The sketch is more used as a guide.

When I draw pattern, I directly start digitally. I sketch shapes in a square and see how it looks when it is repeated. If I am happy with the repeat, I proceed to colours.

 

Automne © Jennifer BouronWhat part of your process do you love the most?

I think that I really like all the process of making an illustration or a pattern.

 

If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?

I would still do something creative. I worked as fashion designer before becoming independent, so I would probably choose to stay fashion designer.

 

Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with?

I am lucky to be surrounded by some passionate people who work very hard. It is great to get their support and they inspire me a lot.

 

Name an underrated artist

My friend  Anne Zeum, she is very talented.

 

What artwork of yours are you most proud of?  

I am very happy by the collaboration with the brand Lazzari. I love all the pieces and I think the prints are matching very well with the clothes.

 

Caturday © Jennifer BouronWhat’s next in the professional pipe works for you?

I am now working  on an album cover and illustrations/patterns for a magazine that I love, I am very excited by this project!

 

Bonus fun questions

What is your current favourite album? Do Hollywood – The Lemon Twigs

Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do? I like cooking and going to gigs.

Links
Website: Jennifer Bouron’s Website
Social: Jennifer Bouron on Instagram

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Danai Gkoni

angel_eyes_moon © Danai Gkoni

Day 30 – Danai Gkoni

Danai Gkoni is a digital collage artist from Athens, Greece. She works on personal art projects but also as illustrator by commission. Her personal work usually deals with the city as a bipolar terrain, memories and aspects of the human condition. Through her collages she instinctively narrates surreal and sometimes dystopian stories.

Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today? I did not study art. I am an architect and that is how I got into constructing images, I had to make concept collages for my building projects. I think some of this influence is still obvious in my artworks.

What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?

For the illustrations I use mainly  Photoshop and sometimes Illustrator. In general I work with most of the usual design programs and I also use the social media for promoting the artworks. I like digital work but lately I miss working with my hands.

 

nostalgia © Danai GkoniYour art provides inspirations to so many others.  What or who inspires you?

I guess ideas come from everyday life. I get some material from the cities I walk in, the streets, the buildings, the people. It can also be something I read, a piece of music or a film, other designers’ work, images I find on the internet. Or a research on the concept if it is a comissioned piece. I never know where this leads me though, until I put things down on a virtual paper.

 

Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete?

That’s tought to say. It can be a couple of days, but I got draft ideas that are there unfinished for years. For commissioned work things are usually easier, there’s a brief. If it’s a personal project, the process is quite hard, I have some notes and a library of images. I collect images all the time. Actually, when I start making a collage I don’t have the slightest idea about the result. I can move things around for hours and still not get satisfied from the composition. For me it is all about the composition, which is something that works in a subconsciously automatic way.

 

2itwasspring © Danai GkoniWhat part of your process do you love the most?

At a certain point, pieces click together and I can see that’s it. Then I get the image and just work on the details. That’s the best part of the process, then the enthusiasm begins. But before that it is a quite desperate procedure for me, I put in and throw away many layers, I feel it is not going anywhere. Amazingly enough, most of the times it is going somewhere. Not that I love all of my work equally, I question a lot of it. But the moment I decide to present an image I feel at least that it is rather complete in terms of composition.

 

If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?

I like a lot of things in the broad field of design, I want to dig more into that. Also I could use my hands to make  something – although I’m not especially good in manual work, I know people far better than me. I could be a cook, or a carpenter, or making clothes. But what really matters to me is to work collectively, to work in a team and get a collective product.

 

Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with?

I don’t have a role model if that’s what you mean. I’ve met people who I admire their intellect, sure. I also know quite talented people in arts or in whatever they do. What I find attractive in a personality is the perception of society and human relationships, the political understanding of life.

 

Name an underrated artist

I cannot think of someone at the moment. But I’ve seen fantastic stuff from street artists which I don’t even know their names.

 

coming_september © Danai GkoniWhat artwork of yours are you most proud of?

I think the ‘Urban Crisis Resort’ collages are my most personal. They are five pieces inspired by Athens, quite dark but colorful. I also like a lot the Icarian Falls illustrations.

 

What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?

I work on illustrations and graphic design every free hour I get, that is tough for me because I got a main job as an architect. These days I’m working on a series of digital prints on marble coasters. And I’m also organising a small shop in Athens together with 11 others designers to be able to sell our pieces in a physical space.

 

Bonus Fun Questions

What is your pet peeve?  Indecisiveness and cynicism maybe.

What is your current favourite album? It’s been years I stuck with one entire album, since ‘The Suburbs’ by Arcade Fire.

Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do? Going out with friends.

 

Links
Websites and Socials: 
Danai Gkoni on Behance
Danai Gkoni Website
Danai Gkoni on Tumblr
Danai Gkoni on Facebook
Danai Gkoni on Instagram 
Shop:
Danai Gkoni on Society6
Danai Gkoni on Crowdy House

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Eugenia Loli

Maker © Eugenia Loli

Bonus Article 2 – Eugenia Loli

Eugenia Loli was born in Greece and now resides in California, USA where she makes collage art using Photoshop.  Eugenia is a self taught artist who is unfathomably talented.  She is also a filmmaker and illustrator.

 

Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you
are today?

Self-taught. I was a programmer.

 

Horses © Eugenia LoliWhat tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?

Photoshop.

 

Your art provides inspirations to so many others.  What or who inspires
you?

Other modern artists. Eg. David Delruelle.

 

Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or
photography takes you from concept to complete?

1 hour.

 

From rock to rock (I'm traveling soon) © Eugenia LoliWhat part of your process do you love the most?

Finding the right pictures for the project.

 

If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?

Film producer.

 

Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked
with?

Peter Molyneux probably.

 

Name an underrated artist

Bryan Olson “Glassplanet”

 

Three minutes to Nirvana © Eugenia LoliWhat artwork of yours are you most proud of?

http://cargocollective.com/eugenialoli/Three-Minutes-to-Nirvana

 

What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?

Hopefully a family life and not much work.

 

Bonus fun question 
What is your pet peeve? Ironing.

What is your current favourite album? Ariel Pink’s latest.

Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do? Looking into the eyes of my favorite person.

If you could tame any animal and have it as a pet, which one would it be
and why? A sheep. Already tamed.

Other fun facts: I love lamb.

 

Links
Social: Eugenia Loli on Instagram
Shop:
Eugenia Loli on Red Bubble
Eugenia Loli on Curioos
Eugenia Loli on Society 6

Natural History Museum © Eugenia Loli

 

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Ashiya Art

Red and Forest © Ashiya Art

Day 28 – Ashiya Art

Ashiya Art is a, for the most-part, self taught artist from Russia and wonderful, whimsical illustrator.  Her medium of choice is watercolour.  She loves animation (and cats) and is currently creating a webtoon!

 

Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today? 
When I started learning art, no one teached illustration in my area. So even though I graduated from an art school it doesn’t mean anything, it was more like a time-killing thing. University helped me a little with color/composition/anatomy understanding but mostly I can say that I learned things by myself.

 

What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without? 
Watercolor, of course!

 

Cat Person © Ashiya ArtYour art provides inspirations to so many others. What or who inspires you? 
Basically I can get inspiration from anything, it can be a super random thing like hair flow or colors of a rainbow on a rainy day. I’m inspired by  Miyazaki Hayao’s and Shinkai Makoto’s animation films. Also have you seen a Tekkon Kinkreet animation movie? Your eyes will fall out because of the background details there. It’s just amazing.

 

Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete? 
It depends on so many things like details and complexity of the illustration, my mood and energy level. I can draw a 30 minute portrait because I was very inspired, or I could spend a day on it because I just had to draw it and my energy level is very low. I can spend a week on a super detailed work for a client with a bunch of approvals and other stuff or I can draw the same super detailed work within two days because I was inspired and I don’t have to seek approvals.

 

What part of your process do you love the most? 
If it’s a work I do because of inspiration in a good mood – eveything? Otherwise why even to do it 😀 If you don’t like any part of your creating process – change it!

 

If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work? 
I think it will be any profession related to translations because I love to learn languages.  Or a cook/confectioner because I love to cook food! Also I can imagine myself being someone like a nekocafe/cat shelter owner or worker because I love cats.
Hydrangea © Ashiya Art

Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with? 
I barely get fascinated by people near me but I deeply respect anyone who can make great things. It may not inspire me but motivate to work better and better.

 

What artwork of yours are you most proud of? 
I think it’s the soju concept we did last year with Unblvbl studio and any ilustration with a super detailed background.

 

What’s next in the professional pipe works for you? 
I usually prefer to not telling my plans to anyone (just in case), but since a lot of people knows this already – I plan to start drawing a webtoon soon!

 

Bonus Fun Questions
What is your pet peeve?
I have a cat named Ashley, sometimes I show her in my videos 😀 Also I have a goldfish named Igor and some mystus tengara
Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do?
I love to cook, to watch korean and japanese dramas and to walk around the city to take some references for background

 

Links:
Socials:
Ashiya Art on Instagram
Ashiya Art on YouTube
Ashiya Art on Facebook
Ashiya Art on Twitter
Ashiya Art on Patreon
Shop: Ashiya Art Shop

Walking © Ashiya Art 

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Day 27 – Craig Coetsee of Rapid Space

Craig Coetsee of Rapid Space is a self-taught artist from Melbourne, Australia.  Craig is primarily a fashion designer and creates awesome collage art in his spare time.  Mega talented!!

 

Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today?

I’m self taught.

What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?
Scissors, Camera, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

 

Your art provides inspirations to so many others.  What or who inspires you?
I grew up as a kid in the early 90’s rave scene so music and flyer artwork from that era left its mark on me. I post a track title and artist with every art piece I put on IG for reflection and to create the mood I’m feeling when I created the art. Usually, I gravitate toward concepts that tend to be on the darker side and stir a deeper response in me when I create them. I’m constantly chasing a contrast in ideas and images I use.

 

Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete?
I always start with an image that inspires me. I generally try to use 3 elements in my collage art. I’m a believer in Less is More. Personally, I like simple art with strong elements. My best art usually takes me no longer than an hour. I find the longest part is usually digging through all my resources for new images.

 

What part of your process do you love the most?
I love coming up with an idea and not wanting to change it!

 

Rapid Space 2 © Rapid Space
If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?
I work in a creative field. I’m a fashion designer and have been in the industry going on 20 years. I’m constantly surrounded by creativity so for me my collage work is an outlet that I don’t get through designing apparel. It’s a hobby that gives me a nice balance. I don’t think I could do anything else that wasn’t creative in some way.

 

Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with?

I had the chance to work with a guy named Michael Thomson who founded an iconic 80’s surf brand called Gotcha. He is the Godfather of old school surf culture. His insights and knowledge on art, fashion and design process were mind blowing.

Name an underrated artist 
My Mum! She’s an exceptionally talented oil painter. I grew up staring into her paintings for hours as a kid. Her attention to detail is remarkable.

 

What artwork of yours are you most proud of?  
I’m usually only pumped on the artwork I’ve just finished and havent posted yet. I always feel like my work looks old when I look back at it.  I seem to always look back and think it could have been better if i had of done this or that…

 

What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?
Creatively, I’ve been on a very long and satisfying journey in my fashion career which continues to inspire every aspect of my life. My collage art is an outlet which I’ll continue to pursue and hopefully along the way others can also enjoy it if they choose.

 

Bonus Fun Questions
What is your current favourite album?
Currently listening to artists like Tlim Shug, Ross from Friends & Akasha System
Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do?  
Hangs with my wife and 2 year old daughter!

 

Links
Socials: Rapid Space on Instagram

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Kimmy Hogan

Bloom V © Kimmy Hogan
© Greenhouse Interiors

Day 29 – Kimmy Hogan

Kimmy Hogan is a professional graphic designer and self-taught digital artist from Geelong, Australia.  Kimmy uses Adobe Illustrator and the Snapped app to bring us these lovely pieces of botanical art.

Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today?

I am a professionally trained graphic designer but a self-taught artist. I did a Bachelor of Communication Design which taught me skills in digital design and illustration for commercial purposes – but it was my passion for home interiors which made me develop my skills in illustrating and fine art.

 

 

What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?

I do all my illustrating in Adobe Illustrator – specifically the ‘pen’ tool for free-hand drawing. And I can’t live without the ‘Snapseed’ app on my iPhone for brightening photos for instagramming!

 

 

Bloom II © Kimmy Hogan
© Photo by Cricket Studio. Styled by Julia at Greenhouse Interiors, assisted by The Design Space.

Your art provides inspirations to so many others.  What or who inspires you?

A lot of my inspiration comes from traditional oil/acrylic paintings – especially of the botanical kind! I love all the loose lines and blobs of colour. I try to replicate this look in a digital way with layering and layering shapes and strokes in a semi-abstract way.

 

 

Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete?

I always start with a bunch of flowers/foliage as inspiration. I take lots of photos at different angles then reference the photo when I draw. In Illustrator I use the ‘pen’ tool and start with a single shape then just keep building layers/shapes/colours until an image starts to emerge. Digital is all editable but I resist the urge to ‘neaten’ things up and keep the lines wobbly just as my hand has drawn it. An initial drawing can take at a minimum around 1-2 days of solid drawing but I usually revisit drawings over the coming weeks and months as the concept comes together. I might do about 5-10 revisions of a drawing before I’m happy!

 

 

What part of your process do you love the most?

I would say when I totally finish an artwork – some can be a real labour of love that take many revisions over many months to come together. Then there is that moment when you realise you’ve ‘got it’ and I feel like I’ve done justice to the beautiful subject I was drawing.

 

 

Blom IV © Kimmy Hogan
© Photo by Cricket Studio. Styled by Julia of Greenhouse Interiors and assisted by The Design Space.

 If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?

Maybe I could be a florist or own a nursery!

 

 

 Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with?

Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors! She is a stylist extraordinaire and totally blows my mind when she styles my shoot. Her energy is infectious and anyone who meets her would never forget her! She is also my agent and has been so generous with her knowledge of the industry and has been hugely supportive and encouraging.

 

 

 

Name an underrated artist

My friend Emily Nelson is a gorgeous artist who works with both watercolour and digital mediums. She does everything from custom portraits to murals for cafes and doesn’t have as many followers as she deserves on Instagram! Big shout out to Emily!!!

 

 

What artwork of yours are you most proud of?  

I would say I’m quite proud of my ‘Bloom’ range as I was more experimental with this one than previous ranges. I used more types of flowers within the one artwork than I had before and was a bit more loose and flowing with the composition. It was a fun range to work on!

 

 

What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?

I’m currently working on my new range for next February. I have a baby also due in February so I’ll be letting my assistant take over a lot of the running of the business and I’ll use next year as a chance to relish time with my new baby and experiment with some new drawings as time permits!

 

 

Bonus Fun Questions

 What is your pet peeve?  An unmade bed

Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do? Take my two young boys to the beach/park/zoo. Or redecorating my house!

 

Links
Website and Shop: Kimmy Hogan Website
Social: Kimmy Hogan on Instagram

 

Botanical Night © Kimmy Hogan
© Photo by Stephanie Rooney. Styled by Style Beginnings, Amy Blazewsk, Design Collective, Greenhouse Interiors and Design School

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Diletta Pacifici of Ladile Art

reserved seating © Ladile

 

Day 26 – Diletta Pacifici of Ladile Art

Diletta Pacifici of Ladile Art is a minimalist photographer and jewellery maker from Italy.  Diletta has the amazing ability to edit her photographs in Photoshop to make them look like amazing pieces of art.  I urge all you readers to have a look at her Instagram!

Are you a self-taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today?

I am a self-taught artist; I have never studied photography or photo editing. For now, I do this as a creative hobby, not as a job.

 

What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?

I would say my Nikon Camera and Photoshop, that is the only program I use to edit the photos and create my artworks.

 

Your art provides inspirations to so many others.  What or who inspires you?

Actually everything does.  Like watching the clouds moving in the sky, a flying plane, night dreams, thinking about the nonsense of our lives, looking at the creative works of other artists.

 

Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete?

Sometimes I start from what I photographed and I just make it more interesting and meaningful, changing colours, arranging the elements geometrically and inserting a human presence.  Other times I create the image from nothing, mixing up more than one photo, taken from internet also.  It is always like a game of imagination, that can be quick or more long and complicated. (There are some pictures that require some working days)

 

What part of your process do you love the most?

Definitely the editing process.

 

If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?

What I do in my life, I ‘m a jewellery designer. When I was a child I wanted to be a writer. I love creativity in all its forms…

 

dilemma © LadileWho is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with?

I like many artists and persons I met on Instagram but I  I didn’t  cooperate with any of them. At this moment my favourite artist is Daniel Rueda aka @drcuerda. He is simply brilliant and amazing.

 

 

What artwork of yours are you most proud of? 

My artwork I like more is “Dilemma”, because I am exactly that way. I feel an inner conflict between what I am and what I would like to be, between my everyday life and another life I dream, between my oddities and what others consider to be “normal”. I think that image describes the fear of change some way.

 

What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?

I don’t know what the future will bring to me, I’m not good at making projects.

 

Bonus fun question

What is your pet peeve?

I hate mess … chaotic places, messy rooms or too many things in tight spaces make me so anxious! This is the reason why I chose minimalism as my visual style, it has a calming power, is relaxing.

 

hat takes a bath © Ladile

Links
Socials:
Ladile on Instagram
Ladile on Facebook

 

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Alina Tang from Giant Pansy

At work © Giant Pansy
Photo by Teresa Watts

Day 23 – Giant Pansy

Alina Tang from Giant Pansy lives in Perth, Australia where she keeps herself very busy.  Alina manages a print-making and design studio, Beau Est Mien, as well as creating her own art using various mediums.  She loves to be amongst the flowers and is a great wordsmith.  An all-round creative and inspiring gal!

 

Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today?

I’ve always loved using my hands to draw and make things and I’m never without a pen and paper to doodle with! I struggled and cried throughout almost every art class during high school but I still pursued it at Curtin University in Perth, with a degree in Fine Arts and Design. I discovered and fell in love with the printmaking process and I knew I just wanted to do it all the time. One of the last units I completed was a Textile Surface Design course which absolutely changed the way I worked and thought about art, design, and production. We learnt a lot about screen printing onto fabrics – I love that the technique: it’s versatile, immediate, and requires a lot of elbow grease.


Nowadays my life is divided between working part-time managing a printmaking and design studio based in Northbridge, Beau Est Mien with a team of creative women, and the rest of my time is dedicated towards my own creative projects. It’s a sweet balance of working a “proper job”  and pursuing my own creative endeavours.

 

Colours © Giant Pansy
Photo by Teresa Watts

What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?

I’m a hands-on kind of person! I love my very precious giant 42 half-pan set of Sennelier watercolours, my diary which contains most of my brain, and I’m just starting to grow my collection of gouache paints. (Please send your recommendations for gouache brands my way – I love discovering new materials)  A handful of delicate, good quality brushes, beautiful paper to work on, and a bunch of fresh flowers in the studio always helps!

 

Your art provides inspirations to so many others.  What or who inspires you?

That’s sweet, thank you! I am inspired by: beautiful colour combinations, especially including the colour pink, discovering groovy music, stationery stores, well designed spaces, flower shops, travelling to new cities, beyonce’s music videos, fruitful collaborative projects, meeting other artists doing exciting things, having great conversations with people, listening to other people’s love stories, seeing my friends pursue and fulfil their dreams, and so much more!

 

Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art takes you from concept to complete?

I work across a few mediums which include printmaking, design / illustration work, and some performative projects. Each of them have their own process from start to finish, so it really varies on what the project is and who I’m working with. I’ve worked on a few commission projects recently and although it can be stressful I generally enjoy working towards a deadline! Usually there is a digital side involved in every project – whether it’s editing and finishing off an illustration or design, or making collateral for social media & marketing – I’ve never trained in graphic design but I love the satisfaction of being able to lay out & pull together scanned paintings, drawings, and text all in one program. It takes a lot of time and sometimes makes me cry from frustration!

 

Creating magic © Giant Pansy
Photo by Nicolee Fox

What part of your process do you love the most?

The actual making part of course! Printing in the studio, painting, arranging a bunch of flowers – all of the above and all the time please!

 

If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?

Quite probably a florist – I love working with fresh flowers and making people smile. It seems like a challenging job that offers something new every day. I would love to have the skills to blend perfumes or work in a perfumery – I have a terrible sense of smell but I love good smells. Otherwise, I am really fascinated with the birth process so I would love to be a midwife. There are so many things I want to do!

 

Name an underrated artist (if you know one)?

I’ll name an underrated ARI (artist run initiative) – Paper Mountain! Our studio is based there – it’s an incredibly inspiring space that is run by a very dedicated team of artists and volunteers, offering a gallery space, creative co-working space, and private studios. It fosters such a supportive, inclusive community and I’m so proud to be a part of it. I think everyone should come and visit and stay a little while for a cup of tea.

 

What artwork of yours are you most proud of?  

I am really proud of a project I worked on with my friend, writer, and producer SJ Finch called Tussie Mussies in 2015. It was commissioned by City of Perth through their TRANSart experimental program which offers temporary artworks or interventions that engage the public and the urban environment. We created a mobile flower cart that offered individual, hand-picked bouquets for people passing by. Each flower had its own descriptive meaning referring to positive traits of human beings. It has definitely been my favourite project so far because I feel like it ticks all the boxes for the kind of artwork I want to make.

 

 

Giant Pansy flowers © Giant Pansy
Photo by Rachael Barrett

What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?

 

I’m working on a new collection of tiny stationery, it includes enamel and laser cut brooches, greeting cards, sticker sheets, notepads, and little prints! Keep your eye on my instagram for their release 🙂 Later on this year I’ll be collaborating with my best friend Johanna on an exhibition called BEAD FRIENDS FOREVER at Blank Slate gallery in the Paper Mountain Common Room during FRINGE Festival 2018. There are a few other projects in the pipeline for next year but they’re a little secret for now… 🙂

 

what is your current favourite album?

All of Jens Lekman’s albums – I usually move on pretty quickly with music but it’s been months and I just can’t get enough of him!

 

apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do?

Being a (productive) couch potato with my very sweet boyfriend Bodie at home, which usually means watching trashy tv while  folding zines, packaging orders, working on projects, or drawing/painting together. I can’t help it, I have a sappy artichoke heart!!

if you could tame any animal and have it as a pet, which one would it be and why?
I would love to be good friends with a whale! They seem to have a lovely sensitivity towards each other and the world.

or any other fun fact you would like to add…

I love wearing matching outfits with my best friend Johanna!!

Links:
Website: Giant Pansy
Socials: Giant Pansy on Instagram
Alina Tang © Giant Pansy
Photo by Nicolee Fox

 

← Day 22 Never Forever


Images courtesy of Giant Pansy © Giant Pansy
Feature image by Tanya Voltchanskaya © Tanya Voltchanskaya and Giant Pansy

 

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