by Hollie Mackenzie

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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 23, 2011

The running theme throughout my practice is time and decay. Through this interest, I discovered a derelict abandoned building in Kent three years ago that became my fascination and core focus within my work. Since my discovery, my practice has developed with this subco...

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...

March 14, 2011

When I create my work, it becomes a kind of escapism for me, where my role as an artist is forgotten and replaced by that of an escapist. When making my work I find I drift off to somewhere in my head, to a different place and time. I escape into that moment of creatin...

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