Reflected Desires

This Artwork at Hawthorn Studio & Gallery in 2010 was part of the series titled ‘Reflected Desires’ Foote intentionally set out to create an aesthetic and visually engaging artwork that reflect upon the contemporary opulent culture of fashion, food, art and design.

 

By layering visual literacy, using slick surfaces and seductive materials Foote lures the viewer into the artwork whilst simultaneously placing them at the centre of the work by cloaking them within the reflections of the fabric like print, drawing the viewer’s gaze back and forth between themself and the object, writing them into and making them an integral part of the artwork.

 

The intricate pattern work applied to the coloured mirror consists of numerous layers of imagery overlaid on top of each other and hidden within positive and negative spaces, within the pattern work are things like figures, iPhones, martini glasses, figures from fashion shows, clothing, designer objects, champagne and many more contemporary pop culture references.