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Culture club... le chaim

Culture Club... (click for more info/tickets)

so i have been working on artworks;

in short, a large lightbox etching out a vision of my dream life fantasy,

to donate to the UIA charity event, Culture Club.

my short illustrative film Dark Side of the Sunny Moon will be screening throughout the night.

On next Thursday, 2 APRIL, Oxford Arts Factory

A little bit more about the event and the charity:

This is an event exhibiting works by 5 of each Jewish Artists, Fashion Designers and Musicians in Australia. INCLUDING fashion by Josh Goot, Camilla and Mark, Bec & Bridge, Cohen et Sabine, Marc Lipsitz, Cara Stricker (me), Jordana Maisie, Wayne Ash, Dan Segal, Bianca Spiegel, Grassy on the decks plus live jazz and more....

Each of the 5 pieces of art as well as the 5 pieces of fashion pieces will be auctioned on the night via a silent-auction, with all proceedings going to the UIA projects.

What is the UIA project:

The United Israel Appeal (UIA) is a worldwide organisation. 92 cents of every dollar raised goes towards designated causes.

2009 Causes are focused on:

Youth Futures
This is an educational initiative which addresses the needs of thousands of Israeli Children and youth at risk between the ages of 6 and 18 years.

They provide interventions enabling the youth to become independent and productive members of society. This is done by assisting the youth to develop their unique skills and talents in order to break out of the cycle of poverty and underachievement.

Th Ayalim Project
This project is a new model of settlement and social action in which vision and reality go hand-in-hand. By offereing housing and academic scholarships in return for community service, this initiative provides young people with the opportunity to settle into Israel's Periphery and serve as agents of change.

The Ayalim Project promotes 3 goals:
- To reinforce the settlement map in the Negev and Galilee
- Education on Zionist values and mutual support for Israeli society
- Promote actions that can redeem peripheral areas from the cicle of abandonment and crisis.

A lil blink from those with the curls down their sides,

Payes and I

x o


where is she floating

Lost in the new location of bjb studios, I've found myself to be living amongst my creature creations.... So i thought I'd drop a note and say hello... my web cat i think needs some purrs.

I have been working on HEADPIECES, which divulged from my former film The Dark Side of the Sunny Moon. This is an animated short film, with frame by frame illustration, to capture everything that is touched. A moving world of art pieces put together within thousands of frames. It is about a wolf that falls into a puddle and lands on the moon. In this transient world, he is represented as a boy in a wolf suite, disconnected from earth, unable to get back home.

A still from the film.

As an extension of this transformation, between animal and the innocence of the boy, I began to create headpieces made out of leather and feather. Each one is unique, and as i began to work with the leather, so came about collared necklaces, and bracelets. A combination of dark and light, the collection travels through nature, from the darkness of the beginning of the film, to bring light and colour inspired by the search for self and our experiential existence. So to was born Warflower, the boggle of words to explain my head all compressed into one word. So this is where i have been, in Warflower, creating a world so that others can experience this land aswell.

A real world which you can step into, 50 pieces will be exhibited, on the 28 MAY, amongst an instillation inspired by the film The Dark Side of the Sunny Moon.


More info will be on the invites... sent out sooon...

So where else has Warflower been.... well......

The haunting beauty of Bridezilla, caught my heart, resonating the mood which the pieces would want to sing, if they could. So these beautiful Ladies, amongst the floating Man, are wearing their own personally inspired headpieces on stage, as well as performing at the Opening night of Wallflower by Warflower.

Bridezilla with Warflowers on stage at Golden Plains Festival

Some exerts from a review in Mess and Noise :

"As Bridezilla start their Sunday set, with d├ęcolletage and headbands on show......

The material is so strong it doesn’t need buttressing from wild gesticulations.

(Holiday) Carmen-Spark, in particular, conjures a mood of ominous languor with ease that belies her young age. It never feels false. In fact, it’s disarming in its heartfelt delivery.

If Bridezilla’s “situation” has a future, it’s definitely looking brighter."
- JP Hammond

So to accentuate the hand touched feel behind the Film and the Warflower pieces, I have photographed the look book and am currently cracking down on Flash animation for the website, so that each aspect of the Warflower world is strong with its original vision.

A lil sneak peak from the look book:

And something that you may remember, one of the pieces shot for LOVER the Label's collection LOVE BOMB:

Other exciting news.......

The Dark Side of the Sunny Moon was accepted into the Indie Spirit Film Fest in Colorado and will screen at Colorado Springs on the 26th April.

well you will hear from me soon

with a website that you can play with..

c.. in la la land



The Ladies and the Man from No Art
Trish, Vivian + Charles.


Here are a couple pics from the shoot a few weeks ago...

Check out their stuff HERE

see the images high res here