Artwork to Adorn Specialist Crafts Front Cover
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
A piece of artwork entitled ‘Camden’ by Lauren Whitaker, a Year 12 student at Bolton School Girls’ Division, has been selected to feature on the front cover of the 2019 Specialist Crafts catalogue, published in January next year. Lauren will receive a £100 Specialist Crafts voucher and the Girls' Division Art Department will also receive a £100 Specialist Crafts voucher.
A delighted Lauren, whose piece was chosen from a field of national entries, explained her work: ‘Camden was a part of my GCSE coursework from the topic “Architecture”. Usually I enjoy creating hyper-realistic art work however when researching for the topic I was inspired by Rupert Van Wyk to venture away from this style and try something more simplistic. To create my art I made a digital line drawing using Adobe Draw App on my iPad, based on a picture I took in London, printed it on canvas, painted the parts I wanted to stand out in watercolour and finally stitched the silhouettes of people in front of the bridge. I created the layered effect of the silhouettes by taking many photos in the same place and stitching a different person from each picture. I aimed to create a busy London scene in my art and to show how everyone is connected (by creating them all using thread) but individual (by using different coloured thread for each person).’
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