For a quick experiment, i wanted to explore using premade patterned paper in my work to see how it effects the atmosphere i create in the scenes. Also i wanted to play with the idea of characters being absent from the scenes, to see if the scenes are still iconic without the use of physical beings. I created a scene representing the “painting the roses red” scene using a mixture of printed pixel textured bushes- to represent the Queen of Heart’s maze, a chequeured green floor for a surreal themed “Grass” and a combination of photograph “tree” with miniature kitsch roses from a wedding hat shop painting drippily with dark red paint, i also used found objects like peanut shells to create a texture around the bottom of the bushes representing soil.

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i like this one above, because of the shadows and the textures being more visible 🙂

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this one looks a bit creepy with the saturated colours, but i like the idea of photographing a section of the scene as opposed to the whole thing


After creating this set, i received feedback to avoid pre made patterns because they distracted from the scenes, i agree because this set looked too busy with patterned paper on the sky and the floor, combined with the textures used in the plants. I also added a kitsch glittery flamingo to represent the croquet mallets, but this is in the background to create a small kitschy element of fun to the scene. I preferred this scene unlit and photographed in the dark, because the textures looked more interesting.


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