Sometimes, things keep getting betterer and betterer! Shortly after completing the Leafy Sea Dragon commission for Resortium Concepts, I was invited to create another aluminium artwork to add to the suite. One of the Leafy Sea Dragons had bonded with a wall at a different location, meaning there was a very lonely Leafy Sea Dragon looking for a new playmate.
George from Resortium Concepts and his client spent some time exploring the Visual Emporium website and discovered Above All Else. I was asked to create a similar piece, but with chocolate tones to match the existing Leafy Sea Dragon. Another exciting colour challenge! Moss green hair, and rich brown, gold and black. And – even better, my favourite subject matter – a sensual nude. All at triple the original size.
Once again, I explored a variety of techniques, this time creating the texture in reverse order to the Leafy Sea Dragons. This meant I could apply the rich greens over the mottled texture without interfering with the crisp lines masked airbrushing can achieve. As usual, I had a wonderful time, became incredibly filthy and learnt even more about the fickle nature of working with aluminium.
“We briefed Ilia, to produce two aluminium creations for a large penthouse project in Adelaide. We, as designers, were very impressed with Ilia’s efficiency, work ethics and of course, her talent. Her art is beautiful, detailed and energetic!!!! Our client, also thought Ilia’s pieces were stunning… commissioning a third piece, after receiving the original two. It, was even more stunning!!!!!! We are excited to continue working with Ilia on future projects.“
The Resortium Team
1200 x 900mm x 3mm plate acid etched aluminium with ink and enamel overlays.