Our talented friend, Henrietta Harris' latest charming print, Haven't You Ever Looked Up?, has us wanting to swirl up our hair and adopt the messy-bun trend once again. In between gallery showings and sketching for magazines we caught up with the artist - whose popularity is growing by the minute - to chat about the inspiration behind the print and what's in store this year.
Tell us a bit about this illustration?
I did some sketchbook drawings of a girl with a top-bun just as a fun quick practice and loved how the hair looked all messy piled on top like this. So I took some photos of Auckland blogger Maddy Budd in my studio and used her as a model as she's very photogenic/paintogenic. This painting is more of an on-going attempt to capture a snippet of movement and familiarity.
How has the start of 2014 been for you? What exciting things have you been working on?
2014 has been pretty amazing so far! I worked over Christmas (which was 2013 I know) on an illustration of 6 French chefs for Vanity Fair France which was pretty daunting. I'm happy with how it turned out though. I've also been working on pieces for a group show in March at my gallery in Miami which includes work by Banksy, KAWS and Anthony Lister amongst others. Also very daunting! As well as those two things, I finished off the artwork for Grayson Gilmour's next album Infinite Life.
What can we expect to see from you for the rest of the year?
I can just now confirm I'm having a solo show also in Miami in February next year! It'll be an indulgence to have an entire year to work on pieces - usually these things are some what rushed. I'm not sure what else I'll be up to yet, it's been a bit crazy and I never plan more than a few weeks ahead at the best of times so I'm just thinking about the solo show really.
Find out how you can get yourself one at www.henriettaharris.com!