Create to Connect

Create to Connect, Day 20 – My Beautiful Mess

Kristina Veasey is a visual artist who likes to flip negatives into positives, and find beauty in the mundane. Today’s challenge is inspired by Kristina’s installation exploring housework, where she uses repeating images of mess and dirt to print vibrant patterns on wallpaper and furniture (see the wallpaper below – and click on the picture to watch Kristina’s video instructions!)

Take a photograph of something in your home from a new angle. Make your mess beautiful! Zoom in close, or find a perspective that makes it look abstract or different. Can you get a closer view of the cobwebs on the skirting? Or see the patterns made by the dishes in the sink? Take notice of your surroundings and find the beauty in the mess…

Find Kristina’s brilliant video instructions for today’s challenge by clicking on the photograph above! 

Orange Juice – A patch of mould floats on a glass of orange juice.
If you look closely – the wallpaper in the background of Kristina’s video is this image in a repeating pattern? Make your mess beautiful today! 

If you have more time … 
Take two photos, one from your new angle and one that shows the object clearly. Share your first image and see if people can identify your object, then share the second for your big reveal.

How do you feel about household chores? Did you find beauty in your mess?

Share your work in a way that works for you – online or offline. You could join our friendly Facebook group, keep a journal, share in a WhatsApp group, with your friends and family, or on social media. The choice is yours.

Find and follow Kristina on:

Instagram: @kristinaveaseyartist

Twitter: @kristinaveaseyartist