Wearable pieces of mood altering art.
“The artwork on this hoodie, Butterfly Eye, was inspired by the idea that in order to transform, we must first look to see ourselves as we truly are now.
The piece combines digital photography of broken butterfly wings that I stumbled upon over a period of a few weeks. I haven’t ever come across broken butterfly wings before. It was at a time in my life that I needed to transcend some pain, and finding these seemed to me like a message from Mother Nature. She nudged me to ponder the idea of cocooning to emerge transformed.
This piece makes me feel focused, powerful and grounded. I hope it infuses the wearers with the same feeling.
Note: After printing, each hoodie is bleach-dyed and is one of a kind. Each is made with love. Slight variations in design is expected and appreciated.
TITLE: Butterfly Eye Hoodie
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