‘BAD DAY CAMP’
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I drew from several inspirations ranging from epic raves to boy scouts who go camping. And I don’t mean normal campsites or glossed-out parties; the camp-outs are taking place in stormy weather and at the raves there’s drugs, rage-filled and over-emotional teenagers, that kind of stuff. I really want to create a moody atmosphere. Erin Armstrong, a Canadian painter whose work I really like, also inspired me. I don’t know why it fascinates me. She covers up her subjects’ faces and uses houseplants in her work. It’s a bit dark and chaotic. I wanted to combine all these factors with a bit of madness mixed in. Plants make people happy, in a way, like flowers brighten things up, but I didn’t work with a white or clean version of happiness. The flowers have darker, more mysterious colour combinations.