Say hello to ‘Crying Girl Katsushika

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It’s been a while since my last post, but I am determined to get back to my blogging feed. Since Instagram has consumed my daily illustrations, I have felt something has been missing. That one snapshot on my insta feed, cannot tell the stories, behind my illustrations, but only show what is on my desk and in my immediate view, and I do love a good narrartive when it comes to my work. So today I return with a new piece, from my ever growing ‘Crying Girl’ Series. May I introduce you to my newest acrylic, offspring; ‘Crying Girl Katsushika’. She is a wonderful fusion of two great creatives. The first being, the Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, who painted the highly recognisable artwork, from the Edo period (1615-1868), called, ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’, which has been appropriated in many repeated art forms, and now takes a new platform in my fashion practice. The second creative, is the British born, Sir Paul Smith, who is a British fashion designer and icon, with a reputation as the Mod Father of Fashion and classic mens tailoring. Those of you who know my work, will recognise, that I do love a coloured stripe or two, dividing an image with a strong, swathe of block colour. Mr Paul Smith also loves his stripes, and it is here, that I have decided to pay homage, to those stripes, breaking up the turbulent wave pattern in this Crying Girl’s world. Katsushika’s waves also reference the original Lichtenstein painting, Drowning Girl, which was the original artwork, to conceive this entire body of my work and prcatice. More to come on this weather beaten babe, very soon! XX

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About Sarah Fuller Illustration

Finally, after graduating May 2000 from The University of Manitoba, Canada,with a BFA Honours in Fine Arts degree, then an MA in Fine Arts from Brighton University, then onto a research PhD in liverpool (which has now become defunct due to finances) i am now going for it...welcome to my world of breaking the industry as a fashion illustrator...watch this space...
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2 Responses to Say hello to ‘Crying Girl Katsushika

  1. Great to hear from you again and to see this new addition to the family. She looks promising and I look forward to seeing more. Hope all is well with you. I love Paul Smith’s designs too.

    • Gerry!!! Hello there! Thank you so much for your fab reply and taking the time to read/look at & comment on my work! Yes all good with me. We need to arrange a lunch date/coffee date very soon. I am back in the Baltic, only on a friday though. I am renting a desk from The Mothership Group, at Baltic Creative, so every friday I am in working on my Kitty Fuller Illustration work and moving it into a real business! So let me know is good for you and lets do it! Am glad to hear you are a Paul Smith fan too. He is such a cool dude, so much resepct to his longevity in this fickle business! XX

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