'Home Beautiful' 2011
vintage fabric, wallpaper, plastic, acrylic paint, aida cloth, metal, embroidery cottons, and felt on canvas/wood.
'Home beautiful' is my latest collection of work that summarises and celebrates the treasures I have collected, treats I have baked, and the people I love the most. The idea of falling in love, my constant need to decorate my home with opshopped treasures and the importance of my family and closest friendships, are some of the beautiful things that inspire me to create art. I am incredibly sentimental and my opshopping adventures allow me to collect and collate objects that I reinterpret with my own memories and relationships. My two grandmothers play an integral part in my personal expression, whether it be baking on a Sunday afternoon or cross stitching and cutting up floral fabric into the early hours of the morning. My artworks are storyboards which explore these feelings and past memories that I constantly wish to remember and represent. Craft has always played large part in my artistic expression and my latest works are a testament to the hours spent as a young girl watching and learning from my grandmothers. Little do Kit & Nancy know that they are what inspire my thrifting adventures where I spend hours sifting through mothballed fabrics to my love of baking where entire afternoons are spent pottering in the kitchen and icing benchfuls of cupcakes. This thrifty/baking behaviour is showcased on my blog (kit & nancy) where weekly goings on and adventures are documented and shared. I enjoy surrounding myself with and collecting objects from the 70's era, where large bright and floral patterns enrich everyday home life.