Genius Loci

Genius Loci 

Painted and hand sewn

The project is to capsulate “the spirit of a place”(Genius Loci) and visualise it in any formats.

The place is Chelsea College of Art where I found relaxation - the spirit of the place. It is famous for its fine art curriculum, where unexpected artworks including paintings and installations can be found all over the college. The outcome, along with a radical appearance, aims to interact with people that offers relaxation visually and physically.

The elements on the cushion, a toilet and blue sky, are objects situated in the college that give different levels of relaxation. The seemingly random yet amusing visual echoes to fine art where paintings tend to be in the first place with the hand painted canvas, and those contemporary art pieces that raise “what the fuck it is” at the first glance.