Earlier in February I had the honour of having my story published on The National Students. Amy Worthington speaks about some of my latest pieces. Below I have placed the story. Feel free to share, I would love to hear your thoughts.
1st February 2017
Artist Karin Jolly has created a collection called ‘Art of Seduction', which comprises hand sculpted lingerie created from specialist paint that is shaped to replicate lace.
By experimenting with paints, oils and various techniques, she developed her method. She found the effect could not be achieved using existing paints on the market so she resorted to mixing chemicals, oils, pigments and secret ingredients in her North London studio. Her new blend of paint allowed her to create the 3D lace effect she uses in the collection.
The collection will be launched onto VeryFirstTo.com, the world’s only website that lets its customers to be the first to know about, and have, the best of new luxury products and experiences.
Customers can purchase a piece or they can commission Jolly to create a framed piece based on a significant piece of underwear for Valentine’s Day.
This fusion of art and fashion allows customers to create a bespoke and unique piece of art and to preserve a significant item – for example a piece from your wedding day. The unique creations can be purchased for £3,000 and pieces from the collection from £1,200.
These incredibly unique items also indicate the effort and process Karin went through when creating them: “I number them to illustrate my journey with each piece,” she says,
Karin began creating these pieces to suggest a sense of empowerment to all women and how people may judge women and their sensuality (and sexuality) on what they wear day to day. “I decided to create these pieces to illustrate the idea of never judging a book by its cover,” she says,
“School run mums may be wearing sweat pants but you never know what they have on underneath. I am delighted to be working with VeryFirstTo to offer women everywhere the chance to proudly exhibit underwear that means something to them.”
Due to the hand tooling and particular paint mixing process each piece from the collection is one of a kind and is numbered. The numbering is particularly interesting, Karin says: “I number them to illustrate my journey with each piece. I indicate the amount of hours it took and the number of times one of my children interrupted me. I did this to reflect my situation.”
You can find out more about the collection here: http://veryfirstto.com/never-done-before/art-of-seduction/