Ahead of the release of Mimi Liptons collection, Objet d'Emotion commissioned a painting from Isabelle Hayman.
Isabelle shared with us where she found the inspiration for the piece: “For this piece, created for the launch of Mimi Liptons jewellery collection on Objet d'Emotion, Valery shared some images of Mimi's pieces with me. They were mainly pieces inspired by her extensive travels in the Far East. I particularly liked the collection of vintage ivory bracelets decorated with geometric motifs. In the painting there are 2 items which come from Mimi's childhood, the music box and the ivory cane knob. My favourite is the ivory cane knob which she inherited from her father.”
Isabelle uses her studio walls to create mood boards of the various elements that inspire her. These elements include ceramics, photography, sculpture and jewellery. She uses this process to bring together iconography and shapes to use in her compositions.
Isabelle likes to capture the essence of an object in its purest form. To achieve this, she prefers to work from and reference low quality images, often in black and white. This allows her not to be distracted by the unnecessary input of colour and high-resolution details, and instead focus on creating the bold, exciting forms that she is known for.