Sarah Howell Limited Edition says "Welcome!" October 22 2013
Firstly, thank you so much for visiting my new site. Here I'll be ranting on about art and all things that interest me, and hopefully you too!
What's this all about?
This new label is all about art. A little bit of fashion thrown in but mainly its visual. Oscar Wilde once said "One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art" and that seems to be my moto.
My artwork is about having some visual fun. To the chagrin of my university lecturers, it's not conceptual or political, it's purely ornamental. Aestheticism describes my work perfectly and I use ornament as a language to portray different emotions and feelings. To me birds, flowers and pattern are like a visual alphabet which I collage and combine to make some eye poetry.
Like certain smells, art can take you somewhere without actually being pictorial. Sometimes, like in poetry, two incongruous images can create a whole different feeling. Subtle pinks and nudes create a certain visual story but combined with a jolt of acid yellow out of the blue, or you stick a purple pineapple in there and bang! the whole picture changes. We get confused or delighted! It makes us confounded or excited and keeps us returning to the image.
I strive to make my scarves and prints visually precious to keep the viewer amused and amazed.