Fashion and Nature: Louise Richardson
Art and fashion can often go hand in hand, but what about art, fashion and nature? Artist Louise Richardson creates pieces that take viewers on a whimsical journey of fantasy, mixing natural found objects and transforming them into garments, which in turn resemble ethereal artworks.
The artist is versatile in many mediums, making shoes, clothes, butterflies, books, fiber art, and paper works to create a dream-like world with her art. The delicate pieces have the ability to transform the viewer back to a child-like imagination, the artist herself acting as a storyteller. The use of natural elements such as dandelions, hair, and shed snake skin can be seen as reminders of the aesthetic qualities of the natural world.