Fabric Sculptures, Collectors Are Fighting to Get on the Waitlist!

by the partae

Sydney based artist, Lina Kay has a rare condition, known as synesthesia, where her brain sees letters, numbers and music in colour.  She only realised that her bright internal world was different when she was a teenager and she asked friends what colours they see the days of the week in.

Three years ago Lina had the idea to create sculptures on canvas using fabric. She is now a sold out commissioned artist with a waiting list of up to 6 months. Her most popular piece is different versions of River Rose. Lina prefers to create white pieces as it calms her colourful mind.

Lina says: “I didn’t want to just create sculptures using clay, I wanted to push the boundaries and break the traditions of art. I wanted to see where my creativity could take me. So through years of experimenting I found a way to create free standing sculptures and wall sculptures using fabric that will last a lifetime. This process was not an easy one for me. It required patience and discipline on another level, but once I knew that it’s what I truly wanted to do there was no stopping me or telling me that it’s impossible. Today, my sculptures are adored by collectors all over the world, and I am represented by the prestigious Art2Muse gallery.”

“I am also a sold out commissioned artist with a waiting list of up to 6 months. Every piece tells its own story, has its own personality and is on its own journey. I often say that being an artist is like being a surrogate mother. You create the art pieces and provide for them a temporary home, but ultimately they’re not yours. They don’t belong to you, they belong to someone else. ”

Lina’s ideas come to her in her sleep or when she communicates with the canvas and listens to her intuition. She does not sketch or have preconceived ideas with regards to her artistic creations.

Lina concludes: “Creating art helps me connect with the outside world with visuals instead of words. In many ways connecting through art is being a lot more vulnerable because you’re opening yourself up to judgements, but somehow it’s less painful for me. I get to communicate in a language that I am fluent in while at the same time create art pieces for collectors that love and appreciate my works. It’s extremely rewarding in that sense. “



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