I thought Han’s show rocked it. The designs were edgy and I loved the layering he used in his styling. Models came out in stocking caps and barefoot showcasing the complex styling selected for the show.
Complexity in styling can be a dangerous thing if not handled properly and Han’s show was so adept that his styling looked effortless and strategic. It wow’d me and I was in awe. The textures of the fabrics struck me as a result and there was tons of volume and negative space. Long sleeves covering hands/wrists. I love that. Sharp designing. Sleek tailoring. Layering….with funk. It was too cool.
It left me knowing I was seeing something new and something vintage simultaneously rolling down the runway. It was novel and classic; a beautiful and rare oxymoron that left me saying this show’s got that something unique. It didn’t overwhelm which was the great thing. I wasn’t crazy about everything, but everything drove me crazy as a whole. It was something not to be missed. I loved it.
I had the most absolutely amazing time developing art from my images of Han’s runway. There’s something for everyone I think….I saw warrior maidens, goddesses and devas underneath the show with strong watery elements that took me by surprise.
The above image produced a lot of variants (which I love doing) that gave me different vibes of various Divine Feminine figures…..Archangel Auriel, Saint Joan, Bridgit (the ancient Celtic goddess), Athene, and Freya (who came to me last as an additional vibe). To me I feel that this image is an amazing representation of the Warrior as represented by the Divine Feminine. Perhaps all of these energies are harmonious in that they each came to me through the image. And I must be honest when I work…I work very intuitively and creatively allowing the colors, the music (because I do incorporate play lists when I work in my digital painting), and inspiration to guide me until the vibe pops up. Then I’m on the case to develop the energy I feel that’s behind the image to its final form. So in many cases, I do believe these energies are perhaps captured within the image. Only the viewer will know.
I absoLUTELY LOVE ‘Shakespeare (The Trooping of Sprites)’. It’s too lovely to behold…..I love Shakespeare and I love The Tempest in how it represents Sprites….as beings of the Elemental world or kingdom that are human size in stature as opposed to teeny beings. I believe that Sprites are more akin to Shakespeare’s description instead of how they are viewed in popular culture….I can’t wait to share some of my other artwork on the Sprites in the future. I love capturing Faery, Sprite, and Mer in my digital art. To me it is a look into our world that isn’t often seen or believed, but yet in still helps to make the world turn daily in a very tangible way. Feel the breeze and experience Ariel the Air sprite who is mentioned in the Tempest. She’s fiercely independent and direct; traveling the currents with her fellows always with purpose and focus. Run your toes between the blades of grass and you will feel Pan as he walks the earth clearing the atmosphere of debris with his band of Sprites traveling Spritely. Surf the waves and watch the curve of a Mer shoulder turn the tide ever inland. Sigh and feel the heart of Faery guiding you as you move through your day and onwards into the night and open arms of Faery dreaming the day true while we remember Merlin and the Faery Kings and Queens of olde: King Oberon, Queen Guinevere, King Arthur (who may also be Gwynn ap Nudd? perhaps) with their Jacks the likes of who are known, for one example, as the Green Knight and courtly ways that never age or fade…
These glimpses beneath the designs I think reveal deeper elements within the design. Developing my art as I do is always eye-opening and this show helped me to see that perhaps these archetypes, elementals, realms, and divine beings may be somewhere within the creativity…the hidden muses behind the designs. Of course this is my interpretation and art is always interpretative even when it’s intentionally obvious. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Han…and if he happens across this post, I hope he likes my art inspired by his work. I’d love to hear from him.
….until next time Travel Spritely.