The 'Black Magic Collection' Was Inspired by Layered Crayon Drawings

 - May 31, 2017
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Elyse Graham‘s 'Black Magic Collection' showcased her stand-out vases which ware made from melding resin. To make her vases, Graham poured pigmented resin into a mold, layer by layer until her desired textured look was created. The vases are as unique as they are striking, providing a colorful yet aesthetically pleasing design.

Graham's main focus behind the project surrounds the concept of revealing beauty that may have been hiding in plain sight, or uncovering something beautiful that was always there. Graham received inspiration for the Black Magic collection from her children's crafts which involve crayon drawing layered with black paint. When the black paint surface is scratched off, the waxy colors are revealed.

These vases are both art and object, merging practicality with experimental design to create something that is as useful as it is beautiful.