Wearable pieces of mood altering art.
“The hoodies were produced from a dream of wrapping myself up in a cloud, high up in the sky, carefree, with a greater perspective.
The artwork on this hoodie, Bee Free, was born from my story of healing and hope. The process of making the artwork involved some profound personal moments and when I finished the piece, I felt light and happy. It was art catharsis. For me, at that time, the image spoke to what was in my soul. Who could have known a tiny parasailing bee lived inside my soul? Look, to be perfectly honest, I had a hunch it was there. So I set it free.
One chilly night as I was falling asleep, an idea came to me. I would print this piece on a soft pink hoodie for myself, to wear through our Brisbane winter. I thought by wearing my art I could keep my spirits high as I kept cosy, wrapped up in this thing that had made me feel so free.
I hope you find a way you can be free today.
Digitally printed artwork, bleach tie-dyed clouds, hand painted sparkle embellishments.
Note: After printing, each hoodie is bleach-dyed and painted by hand, and is one of a kind. Each is made with love. Slight variations in design is expected and appreciated.
Product Details (example only below):
TITLE: Bee Free Hoodie (Blue)
ARTIST: Hillary Wall
PRODUCT / MEDIUM: 100% combed cotton
SIZE / DIMENSIONS: 20 × 20 × 5 cm
HILLARY WALL X CORK & CHROMA
Hillary Wall is a self-taught artist and the founder of Cork & Chroma. She mostly paints digitally and in acrylic on canvas. Recently taking to mixed media, Hillary combines her own photography with digital paint to make mood-altering imagery rich in imagination and colour.
“Creative expression is a big part of my self-care, and I have found that to be true especially in the time of coronavirus. Most days, I try to paint what I need to see. I start with uplifting imagery of the nature I experience around me. Then I let my imagination sort of take a walk and I begin to create scenes or images that make me feel something. I suppose I am trying to channel hope and positivity in these images. I know a piece is finished when it makes me feel a certain way. It makes me feel a type of happiness that I would like to share.”
On the Blog: Creating Courage in an Uncertain Time