Skye graduated from Solent University in 2022, with a First Class Honours in Fashion Photography; now existing as a visual artist and image maker with a passion for sharing visions and feelings.
Skyes work depicts unusual imagery that is deeply personal; using the language of fashion to create art. The imagery conspires to present self expressions and assist in personal processing of and understanding the human experience. Each fashion story nods to a personal inward endeavour, presenting vulnerable critiques of social issues and intentionally leaving room for differing interpretations to take place, there is an opportunity for viewers to find resonance however suits.
The motivation behind the project was initiated by the idea of existentialism, and the shared experience of being aware that we are alive that no one seems to talk about this, but we all in turn question. To me this project is a personal expression that challenges the separation of fashion and art. Inspired by the openness of how art can be received and differently interpreted by individuals, it was paramount that I create authentic expressions of my personal experience through mediums that resonate.
Could these just be images or could they have meaning? Is that for me to decide? Can the way the artworks are perceived be controlled? Truly there is no way to control other perceptions of me, or what I create. It could just exist.
The exhibition presents over 10 1/1 mixed media artworks, A2 in size. The space considers how the viewer will interact with the artworks, including an immersive moving image installation. The exhibition offers a place to view and purchase original works of art and limited prints, including 100 limited copies of a unique exhibition catalogue. This catalogue exists as its own artwork, and also presents the concepts as fashion stories, suitable for commercial work and publication. The duality of these works challenges the current separation of art and fashion.