May 2, 2011

I have started experimenting with placing my cocoons in different locations and settings to see what reaction and feeling they would evoke. So I began with placing them back into their natural environment, to see the contrast between reality and fantasy, the natural an...

April 23, 2011

this video is really interesting, am getting lots of inspiration for my next project…pushing the Pupas further am thinking of incorporating movement…

March 30, 2011

Experimenting with how I could light the cocoons up from inside with this pulsing effect. Also looking at what ‘skin’ works better with this lighting. I’ve had mixed responses and am not sure in which 'skin’ to go for all of the cocoons…

March 25, 2011

The characteristics of my current series of paintings mimic the properties of the construction of the cocoons i.e. they can resemble a crystalline surface. The patterns formed within my paintings can relate to this surface. The layering/perspectives within my paintings...

March 22, 2011

Meditation being the focus result of my paintings, I am going to create a collection of Pupas (Cocoons). As pupation is a duration in which insects enter dormancy in order to undergo complete metamorphosis, my sculptures will represent the meditational state I am offer...

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by Hollie Mackenzie

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