The Sacred Kingfisher – Sasha Maree

Why did you pick this picture?

I created a series of 10 Australian birds using a collage technique with my Alcohol ink artwork. This was the start of an original process that is unique to my style. I chose the Sacred Kingfisher artwork because it showcases the different ink patterns and cut out details.

Where did the idea come from?

Since I started using alcohol inks I wanted to take the artwork to the next level. I loved the abstract fluid patterns that would form in certain areas, so I started cutting them up to highlight the areas I liked. I came up with the idea of placing those pieces together like a jigsaw to create images of real life things.

What does this art mean to you?

For my first alcohol ink collage series I wanted to do something that was representative of my home country Australia. I found a book that was on birds native to Australia and was inspired by the the different species. This artwork and the Australian bird series is very special to me as it was the first time using the Alcohol ink collage technique.

What can you tell us about yourself:

I studied Visual arts which helped me explore different mediums from paint to printmaking, and everything in between. I have also completed courses in fashion and jewellery design, as well as graphic design. One of my print artworks was selected as a finalist in the Silkcut awards, and more recently my Australian bird collage ‘The Cockatoo’ was published in a book called ‘Cockatoo’ by Thames and Hudson. I love being creative and experimenting with new mediums. At the moment I am mainly working with Alcohol ink, collage, paint and pencils.

What more can you tell us?

To purchase prints of my artworks check out my Etsy shop – sashamareedesign.etsy.com/

To see more of Sasha’s artwork please follow the link below to see their instagram page

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