"Love is like a butterfly, As soft and gentle as a sigh. The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings..."
A selection of hand-coloured prints by Katie Eleanor. Her practice revolves around illustrating enigmatic narratives that bridge the gap between fantasy and reality.
As soft and gentle as a sigh
The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings
Love makes your heart feel strange inside
It flutters like soft wings in flight
Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing
I feel it when you're with me
It happens when you kiss me
That rare and gentle feeling that I feel inside
Your touch is soft and gentle
Your kiss is warm and tender
Whenever I am with you I think of butterflies
Your laughter brings me sunshine
Everyday is spring time
And I am only happy when you…"
Valentine's Day... Love is in the air...
For Online Exclusive on Artsy - MMX Gallery is delighted to present a selection of hand-coloured photographs by Katie Eleanor.
Katie Eleanor is a photographic artist living and working in London. She studied Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2015.
Her practice revolves around illustrating enigmatic narratives that bridge the gap between fantasy and reality. Once she has a concept for her stories, she paints the performers, designs and makes the costumes, and creates the sets to photograph them.
Using analogue photography and contemporary printing techniques, the resulting black and white prints are then meticulously hand- coloured by the artist.
"I’m not a sculptor, but I wanted to construct my own stories. Photographers have often used sculpture in order to challenge our idea of a “sculptural” body or object, by casting them in a two-dimensional light. I love playing with perception. A lot of my work is influenced by the nineteenth century—the pictorialist movement for instance. When photography was a new experiment, people would play around with perception tricks—Victorian paper theatres or even the Cottingley Fairies hoax. (...)
Photography and sculpture have such a loaded history together." - Katie Eleanor