Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look by Sara Singh

September 6, 2012 - December 1, 2012
Central Library, Grand Lobby

I find the body endlessly intriguing. Drawing is a kind of stenography describing it. It's faster than painting, but still tells a story. I'm inspired by people watching, architecture, furniture, nature, beautiful old objects and fashion -new or vintage. I like working with ink and water as a medium because I never gain full control of it. The ink, water and paper react together in ways I cannot forsee no matter how hard I try. There are a lot mistakes. I create many, many drawings and then try to choose the best one, the happy accident.

Sara Singh was born in London and currently resides in New York City. She has a degree in fashion design from Beckman's Colllege of Art and Design in Stockholm, Sweeden. Her work has appeared in Vogue USA, Vogue Japan and European editions of ELLE.She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, and Tokyo. She recently illustrated book covers for Splinter's Classis Lines, a reprint series of classic novels written by Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility), Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre) and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights). 


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