Zara Carpenter

My artwork, hats, pain and other sneaky peeks into my life.

www.zaracarpenter.com

Persephone

So I have decided to sell Persephone so I can fund my next arts projects. She took me a year to complete and is made from birds wings, insects, silk flowers, snake skin and is displayed in an ebonised mahogany funeral case.

She represents life, death, sex and fertility.

I have had a few people interested in buying her but have chosen not to up until now. If you are interested in buying her please send me a message.

Persephone


Here she is in all her glory, meet Persephone, my new piece of work from the Legacy series.  Made from silk flowers, snake skin, birds wings, snail shells and insects, this piece took over a year to make.

If you would like to come and see her, the private view for our exhibition is tomorrow, Sunday 11th November 1.00pm until 4.00pm at The Horsebridge Centre, 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable. The exhibition will be on until 13th November.

Persephone is from a series of three sculptures. Using gathered and found objects (silk flowers, birds wings, insects) these sculptures investigate themes of memento mori and metamorphosis. 

The origins of this piece come from an exploration and acceptance of my own mortality and the ageing process. A need to leave something beautiful behind when I am gone.

This sculpture will be shown as part of the exhibition ‘Fragments’, a survey of 6 different artists on the theme of fragmentation and disintegration.

'Fragments' will be at Whitstable's Horsebridge Centre (The Horsebridge Centre 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF) from Wednesday 7th November to Tuesday 13th November 2012.

Private View on Sunday 11th November 13.00-16.00

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So this is the first of my two new hat photo shoots, please check out my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/zaracarpenter?ref=si_shop

Photography by Rikard Osterlund, Styling by the very lovely Rachel Cooper , makeup by Claire Portman and model Ashley from Lenis models 

Rikard Osterlund used one of my new headpieces in his latest photo shoot…. such a fabulous piccie.
(If you are interested in this headpiece please contact me)  

Rikard Osterlund used one of my new headpieces in his latest photo shoot…. such a fabulous piccie.

(If you are interested in this headpiece please contact me)  

(Source: rikardosterlund)

Work In Progress
I’m working on a new sculptural piece for an exhibition in November. 

Work In Progress


I’m working on a new sculptural piece for an exhibition in November. 

A small detail from the sculpture I am working on, it will be covered in a multitude of birds wings, butterflies, other insect life and silk flowers….. This will take quite some time and lots of love

A small detail from the sculpture I am working on, it will be covered in a multitude of birds wings, butterflies, other insect life and silk flowers….. This will take quite some time and lots of love

Sneak peek at the new purple orchid and butterfly hat

Sneak peek at the new purple orchid and butterfly hat

The Butterfly Net Hat 
I made myself a birthday prezzie…. Yes I know it’s not my birthday yet but I couldn’t resist.

The Butterfly Net Hat

I made myself a birthday prezzie…. Yes I know it’s not my birthday yet but I couldn’t resist.