Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Bright colours blooming cut
Happy warm thoughts of wonder unfold
Curious laughter sculpts shapes
Tell us a little about the origins of Plated Image.
I have always been a creative and visual person and I’m always making things.
When I originally started Plated Image, I only did Photography and Photographic Prints. Then about 4 years ago I started to make some 3D Artworks out of paper and got a huge response, so I combined the two and created Plated Image as it is today.
Describe your creative process.
This may sound bit strange, but as a visual person I generally see a 3D image of the finished product in my mind first and then work backwards and break down the artwork into different stages before I commit any ideas to paper, I sketch notes about my idea out at many different angles so I can get all the layers right, then start measuring and cutting paper and make a sample to see if it will work, this allows me time to tweak and make changes to my designs, I then start to make the artworks, some can take a few hours, some can take up to 2 weeks to complete as they are complex and I have to build them in stages.
What inspires you the most?
My inspiration comes from everyday environmental influences: Nature, Colour, Shape, Texture, the organic form and a simple naturalness that can be so many things at once.
I enjoy the diversity that working with paper brings to my Artworks; by mixing this with 3D sculpture I like the slight illusion that I can apply to aspects of my designs.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
There are too many to choose from, I am constantly looking and researching for my next idea, I look at most of the popular creative fields: Painting, Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Paper Art and all the crafts side like Decoupage, Embroidery, Pattern making, Jewellery.
What are your ultimate dreams for Plated Image?
I would like to develop and grow Plated Image over the next few years to be known for its high quality, unique and slightly quirky artworks.
What will we find from Plated Image at our July Bend and Snap Market?
I have had a huge response to my 3D cards and have just introduced some larger versions of the floral bouquets in shadow box frames, along with some of my other 3D Artworks.
Our winter market at 1000 £ Bend on Saturday 25th July to Sunday 26th July (see Avargadi on the Saturday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm) will be an entire weekend-long celebration of local art and design featuring a selection of curated stalls with a plethora of art work, jewellery, home wares, DIY kits, second hand stalls and a few sweets and treats by our girl Kylie (read: the most divine ginger bread goodies because consuming ginger to keep pesky winter flus at bay, right?!).
The smallest stones throw from the major shopping precincts in the CBD, come visit us in our Little Lonsdale nook and peruse through a range of fabulous artisanal everything coupled with the unique opportunity to meet and chat with the maker of each of the covetable wares that tickle your fancy!
Plated Image, connoisseur of delicate paper craft, will also be hosting papercraft workshop throughout the weekend, providing the materials and guidance to create your own bouquet of delicate paper flowers. Spaces in the workshop are limited and bookings are essential, email email@example.com to reserve your place.
Come down for our weekend-long celebration of local art and design on Saturday 25th July to Sunday 26th July (12:00pm to 5:00pm on each day), with a variety of stall holders on each day and enjoy an afternoon of sating your hunger for inspiration and discovery (and sate your literal hunger with all-day-breakfast/lunch/early dinner with the delish dishes dished up at the cafe!).
Limited stall spaces still available, apply here: https://bendandsnapmarket.wordpress.com/apply/
Saturday 25th July to Sunday 26th July, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
361 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne