Maddie Hammell is a young mixed media artist who takes the beautifully abstract creations she makes and transforms them onto skin, creating unique pieces and breathing life into her art. She has had her work showcased in the Philly Art Collective Gallery and is now sharing her art with Velvet Fields, paired with each piece are comments from the artist.
2017, ink and marker on bristol board. 11 x 14. "Starting to really play with lines, abstraction and negative space and learning how to push these elements."
2018, ink on paper. "Applying linework and abstraction experiments to the natural landscape." Later, the piece was reimagined as body art. (Pictured below.)
2020, tattoo. "El Paso landscape designed specifically
for the body." This design was based off of a 2020 procreate drawing (bottom right) with "cleaner, more composed application of all these elements."
2018, ink on paper. "Experimenting with line work and abstraction in natural elements; plant exploration."
"Tattoo applying these abstracted line work elements within a non-abstract concept as means of shading and composing."
2020, tattoo. And its composite drawing.
2021 tattoo. 2021, custom procreate drawing. "Taking ideas from the boxed landscapes and applying them to allow geometry to take main stage."
2018 ink on paper, 8.5 x 11. "Line work shading and abstraction applied to portraiture/the human body; my favorite subject matter for the ways that it can be so thought-provoking through different means of abstraction.
2018 ink on paper, 8.5 x 11. "Exploring themes of feminine power."
2020 procreate drawing traced from a photo of a linocut print made in 2019. "Introducing themes of emptiness, nonbinary presentation, self-loathing."
2020, procreate drawing. "Designed for a linoleum block carving, to be mass-produced as a means of relating to others in this mind state by presenting it visibly to the general population by wearing it on clothing."
Smoke design, 2020, penciled onto linoleum block and carved for reproduction. "Carrying themes of self-loathing/low self-worth/tiredness and hedonism in the suggestion of cigarette smoke."
Examples of materials with prints.