Ever since graduating from school, I’ve found it so difficult to conceptualize, start and finish art. Yes, I design and make jewelry, taking it from crappy notebook sketch to finished piece. And then taking that piece and turning it into an entire cohesive collection, photographed and put on a website. For some reason, though, this just isn’t the same to me as starting and finishing a painting, illustration, or sculptural piece. These are products, made to produce over and over again, not art. Not one-of-a-kind art that explores a topic, theme or visual idea. Even the products are toned down versions of my original idea, ready for the everyday consumer.
Recently, I’ve been really trying to push myself to get back at it, to just get started on small projects that aren’t driven by creating a consumable product. When I saw the lookbook for Apiece Apart Spring 2017, I decided to use it as a starting point for a small, fun creative project. I ended up illustrating a few of my favorite looks from the collection by simply using the photograph as inspiration for illustrating on top of.
I’m hoping that by just doing I’ll start a snowball of creativity and productivity in both my art and product design. Complacency after art school really held up my development as an artist, and I feel like I’ve lost out on many years of growth because I’ve been unable to push myself to work on art.
I love the simplicity of this lookbook, and was drawn to the desert landscapes because of their muted color palette with the sand and washed out skies. It was a perfect backdrop for a simple, geometric illustration.
Apiece Apart is one of my current favorites lines. I could imagine mixing and matching any of their pieces with each other or anything in my wardrobe. The silhouettes are all easy to wear and the fabrics are so nice.
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