I absolutely love this project and Kirsty Mitchell’s work. Being a set/prop designer and fabricator for photo shoots I am in complete awe and I have seen a lot in my travels. The pure creative imagery is lush and endless. Kirtsy layers and layers and layers with such sweet detail it leaves you craving more. It is deliciousness and so satisfying.
Kirsty is a real storyteller without words. I love that she transmuted the loss and pain of losing her mother into such a rich documentation of deep love and wonderment. Kristy is a gifted alchemist. Celebrating her mother’s love of stories and storytelling. Kristy writes this about her mother-“She was an English teacher, and read to me almost everyday, to an age I could no longer admit to my friends. She instilled in me the most precious gift a mother could, her imagination and a belief in beauty, it became my root, and the place I constantly try to return to in my work, and my dreams.”
I’m so thankful that my friend, Tracey, shared this work with me, so that I could pass the torch and share with you. Please please check out Kristy’s site and some of her photos below. This work and the book – Wonderland has been five years in the making…
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