Visuals by Madeline Stringer
I decided to focus on the positive outcomes of the recent lockdown as a result of COVID-19. Through my own experience, and the experience of many I saw on various social media platforms, it was clear that lockdown had resulted in the resurgence of many traditional arts and crafts. I particularly saw an increasing in popularity of up-cycling, quilting, weaving and sewing. These hobbies began as hobbies to pass the time, however, in the time since restrictions have begun to lift, I have seen these techniques increasingly used in high end fashion. For my series of illustrations, I have drawn inspiration from Brisbane artists that specialise in these techniques and have shared their works with many who have recently taken up these art forms, Rachel Burke, Myself (Madeleine Stringer), Elisa Jane Carmichael, and Alice Nightingale.
Tinsel Coat: Upcycling – inspired by Rachel Burke, digital media, Artwork by Madeleine Stringer,
Patchwork flares: Quilting – Inspired by Madeleine Stringer, digital media, Artwork by Madeleine
Woven Dreams: Weaving – inspired by Elisa Jane Carmichael, digital media, Artwork by Madeleine
Yellow Nightingale: Sewing – Inspired by Alice Nightingale, digital media, Artwork by Madeleine