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Cause & Effect

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Cause & Effect

On Monday, I installed Cause & Effect at the Abigail Ogivly Gallery in Boston for the upcoming show Dualisms curated by David Guerra of Darkroom.  The show opens March 4th and runs through the end of the month.

As a trained landscape architect, I approach most of the work I do through the tools and processes of architecture. The precision, the exactitude, the layering, the mapping, the materials, the interlocking nature of the work, the relation of form & viewer - this is what landscape is about, this is what architecture is about – and though the piece takes on a certain form, the form is a result of these processes.

Much of my work I consider to be drawing. Cause & Effect is a three-dimensional drawing and way of mapping that speaks to the duality between the built and the elusive, the material and the immaterial, the physical and the spiritual. The piece is created in such a way that the wooden elements are held by the tension of the string - one is supported by the other but both work together as one to create a secondary drawing reflected on the wall in shadow. This secondary drawing alludes to the elusive, the nature of the immaterial, the spiritual and the sublime.

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Kryolan Official Persephone's Rise Campaign Launch - London, UK

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Kryolan Official Persephone's Rise Campaign Launch - London, UK

I was asked to create the gold bodice for Kryolan Official's Persephone's Rise campaign.  The images from the campaign were used for the cover & editorial fashion spread for M.U.I. Make-Up International; for the cover & imagery of the Kryolan 2016 Calendar; & for their promotional materials.  Photoshoot took place in Lodon.  Credits below.

All photos:  Kryolan Official

Credits:
Project Director: Nadine Langer & Paul James Merchant - Make-up Artist
Head of Make-up & Make-up Designer: Paul Merchant
Make-up: Hannah Maestranzi, Tara Moghaddam, Samantha Ellis, Natalie Wright
Photo: Camille Sanson Photographer
Set Design: Lyndon Ogbourne
Fashion Styling: Emily Holmes
Hair: Nathan Jasztal

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Kryolan Official Persephone's Rise Campaign Launch

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Kryolan Official Persephone's Rise Campaign Launch

I was asked to create the gold bodice for Kryolan Official's Persephone's Rise campaign.  The images from the campaign were used for the cover & editorial fashion spread for M.U.I. Make-Up International; for the cover & imagery of the Kryolan 2016 Calendar; & for their promotional materials.  Photoshoot took place in Lodon.  Credits below.

Video:  Kryolan

Introducing Persephone’s Rise – Queen of the Underworld. Kryolan’s latest and most creative campaign to date. 

Inspired by a Greek mythological tale of betrayal, transformation and power, head of make-up for Kryolan UK Paul Merchant has devised and created a breathtaking campaign that explores a journey of character transformation through a variety of make-up techniques and looks. 

Discover Persephone’s journey from the light of the earth to the darkness of the Underworld through Paul’s make-up looks of exaggerated perfections and heightened contrasts of color. 

Follow the link to get your hands on a copy of #MUIissue2 and read more about Persephone's Rise on page 4. kryolan.com/product/make-up-international-magazine-2-english

Credits:
Project Director: Nadine Langer & Paul James Merchant - Make-up Artist
Head of Make-up & Make-up Designer: Paul Merchant
Make-up: Hannah Maestranzi, Tara Moghaddam, Samantha Ellis, Natalie Wright
Photo: Camille Sanson Photographer
Set Design: Lyndon Ogbourne
Fashion Styling: Emily Holmes
Hair: Nathan Jasztal

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3-D Installation Model - Preview

Below are a couple screen shots for the 3-D model I created for the site-specific installation for the Affordable Art Fair.  Once the full installation is up, I'll post pictures of that.

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