The Chimera Artist
A mysterious creature, known only as The Artist, uses alchemy to transform victimised everyday people into fantastical Chimeras. After becoming obsessed by The Artist, an ordinary American Filmmaker makes it his duty to document every movement of The Artist, and tracks down her other victims to tell their strange stories...
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Telling mythological, fantastical stories through my work has always been my main focus as an artist. Escapism is the core principal that my project encapsulates, and I aim to bring amusement through the bizarre to my audience.
My area of focus is centred around expanding the jewellery object into large-scale costumes and placing these into the context of filmed performance to create imaginative narratives. Within this I am crafting surreal humour and taking my visual inspiration from jellied, translucent sea creatures to grow the oozing blue aesthetics of my wearable objects.
I have created a narrative that centres around distinct characters. The Artist infects her victims, turning them into weird and wonderful human-animal hybrids: The Chimeras. The Artist posts details of these experiments on social media where she attracts the attention of The Filmmaker. The Filmmaker develops an obsession with The Artist. In his search for her he produces documentary style films in which he interviews The Chimeras about their metamorphosis.
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@TheChimeraArtist on Instagram
@TheFilmmaker_ on Twitter
While developing my degree show collection at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design I discovered that my niche skill within the world of jewellery-making is etching, especially hand-drawn nitric acid etches. Through this method of scraping away
lines of black etching fluid I fell in love with pattern drawing and this love has become my ink and paper illustrations. My portfolio of illustration is inspired by my penchant for the fantastical, and I often feature strange creatures within my highly patterned portraiture. The crisp black and white lines have become my signature style.