Visual Artist | Maker | Consultant
From South-East Kent currently based in London. Isabella’s art work spans across fine art, installation and video. She’s toured the country constructing and installing large scale light and textile sculptures, made animations for film and worked behind the scenes supporting fine artists in their studios.
Isabella’s work as a video maker and animator has allowed her to collaborate on community artworks and sustainable living projects. Working with charities and production studios such as Football Beyond Borders, The Brooklyn Brothers and Helionix Designs. In 2016 she worked with Kent Wildlife Trust developing three year alternative community art scheme ‘The Fifth Continent on Film’, currently in its second year running. This year, she was commissioned by Design District London in collaboration with Dazed and Confused Magazine to create digital artwork for their campaign to ‘Keep London Creative’.
As an artists assistant, she’s helped run sculpture workshops for Rye Creative Centre and built large scale installations at UK Art and Music Festivals, including Latitude, Noisily and Wilderness, working for interdisciplinary artist Helena Doyle. More recent work includes a commission from fine artist Kaidi Dunstan to produce a series of the artists' drawings into embroidered pieces.
For the past three years, Isabella has also been funding the development of her own work. Researching and exploring topics across science, culture, and history. From Celtic rituals and the adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt. To natural forms and the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Stephen Hawking. She is interested in making connections between science, culture and the spiritual world. In this way, in her current illustration work she is seeking to explore relationships between the structure of reality, energy and the nature of the human being. The drawings are sketches and ideas she plans to develop further into three-dimensional work. As a series of video, sound and sculpture installations.
Isabella’s embroidery and previous work utilizing a wide variety of materials to great effect was inspirational to me and I hired her to embroider some of my drawings. Her skilled manipulation of the tension on a sewing machine, achieve an uneven modulated effect which mimics my use of line. I admired her instinctive haphazardness combined with a delicacy. Isabella is a capable, organised, hardworking and highly motivated artist with fertile thoughts and ideas.
Isabella has worked for me on a number of occasions installing large-scale aerial sculptures at festivals including Latitude, Noisily and Wilderness. Isa (as her friends call her) is calm, focused and hard working and was an invaluable member of my crew. The work was varied, from heavy lifting, assembling steel and wooden frames, setting up LED lights to working with fabrics creating finer details. We could be working long hours and in bad weather but Isa has always persevered without complaint, happy to get the job done. She’s got a great eye for detail, communicates her ideas well and is always good to ask for advice. Isa has a boundless curiosity for the natural world and is an inspiration to be around.
Kent Wildlife Trust, Latitude Festival, Design District London, Visit London, Rye Creative Centre, Wilderness Festival, Bestival, Helionix Designs, The Natural History Museum, Noisily, Sculpture in the City.