Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tschechoslovakische Republik 1932

In the Czech Republic I found some incredible images published in 1932. This little book contained so many documentary photos, it was difficult not to be inspired by their subjects and textures.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Traveling Collection

...A selection (of just some!) of my favorite postcards from my collection. 


Sunday, August 25, 2013

wrapped up.

All wrapped up! 
Silk collages will be available @ Dead+Buried's Pop-Up shop! 

...Very Exciting!

Horizon ~ the apparent line that divides the earth and the sky

I recently collaborated with a good friend of mine after the opening of the FIVEKINDS exhibition 
at Melbourne's iconic GPO Building. 
The result is this series of photo collages and beautiful pure silk scarfs.

Silk Scarfs are available upon request. 
Please contact:
for FIVEKINDS information:

Photographer: Jonathan Butler
Designer/Stylist: Helen Pappas
Model: Bebe from SCENE
First Published on: FASHIONISING 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Three differing styles of traditional Jewish Yemenite wedding costumes. 


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Patronne des Toreros

La Macarena, the patron saint of Matadors.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

If I could open my heart.....

Last month I was invited to participate in a recent exhibition "Decoding Data" & "Drawing Data" at FirstSite Gallery in the CBD. Curators Stephen Gallagher and Liam Revell are interested in the power that image making has in the creative process, specifically how the initial visual impacts the final design.

It was wonderful project to be apart of.
For the exhibition I created this series of collages along with my most recent retail works of Collage Scarfs. 
( be announced soon! :)


Monday, April 8, 2013

"If I still remember those that I have loved, then I won’t have lived for nothing, for what would be the point of anything,
 if nothing is remembered?"

 - Birds without Wings, Louis de Bernières

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Argonauts' Boot

Wow~ ! isn't this incredible! 
I came across this painted worker's boot and was completely entranced. 

The link between the contemporary and classical visual motifs is wonderful. I especially love the use of an old workers' boot, as it really captures the appearance of a hard, well traveled journey. 
This notion of the journey is paralleled with the imagery of Jason and the Argonauts (or Jason and the Golden Fleece) and is literally emphasizing the epic tale of life's challenges. The ode to Ancient Greek mythology (through styling) creates an overwhelming sense of wonder and opulence, transforming a commonly disregarded object into something a little more mystical.

 .....unfortunately there was no artist name attached, only that it was on display at the Anna Pappas Gallery in Prahran. 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Tales

~ The Go-Between ~
Mixed Media Collage
Inspired by the notion of stories within stories, this series of collage explores the classical themes of forbidden desire and fragmentation. 

~ The Nights ~
Paper Collage

~ The Tale of the Three Apples ~
Paper Collage