Thursday, 21 March 2013

the new age of Wicca

Earlier this month the creative agency Wicca re-launched their website, showcasing a new extended stable of artists. It was great to see the range of works featured in each of the artist’s portfolios, and also the selection of images chosen by Wicca of my own work. What all their artists have in common is a strong foundation in craft and making, whether specialists in 3D production, art direction, design or illustration. It was a treat to read the bio they wrote about me, not least because for once I didn’t have to write the copy myself.  So, blatantly indulging myself, I'll share it with you below:

Weaving, Basketry, Material ‘Hacking’

Shane's work draws inspiration from craft traditions and processes. This sees him create visual narratives using materials and skill-sets as varied as needlepoint, basketry, weaving and sugar craft. A true expert in the field of craft practices, Shane can take everyday objects, and the simplest of materials and 'hacks' them to create the visually spectacular. 

At its core Shane's work is rooted in ideas of ecology and the reuse and recycling of material. His fluency with materials and processes allow him to play with scale in his work, from enormous pieces covering the central atrium of the V&A to smaller scale experiments with grasses, sugar and balloons. Shane has exhibited work worldwide. He lives and works in London. 

Clients include: Jupiter Artland, Scotland, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Swarovski, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Federation Square, Melbourne, Sydney Design 2011, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Bloomsbury Publishing, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, Siobhan Davies

Needless to say I am really looking forward to working with them. For more info on the agency and Wicca artists, click here.

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