CIARA PHELAN

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We're so inspired by mixed-media artist @ciaraphelan_ who lends her unique hand, mixing analog and digital media to create colorful, dramatically composed art inspired by our spring collection. 

SHOP THE INSPIRATION

WHY ART?


For me there was never any option other than art.
My grandmother was a seamstress, my grandfather was a carpenter, and my mother loved textiles and antiques. I realized I wanted to be an artist at 16 when my grandparents hung a portrait I had painted in their house. I was embarrassed at the attention, but felt a deep sense of pride and loved the joy that it brought them. 

WHAT'S THE MESSAGE BEHIND YOUR MAKING?


I can see the power art has to bring people together, encouraging unity and healing.
I have found a space I enjoy the most, and it's at the intersection of female form, fashion, and mark-making. It's about the depiction of powerful and commanding women. I choose the messages I am portraying. Strength, inclusion, and diversity are core to my message. 

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE COMMISSION. 


I was really inspired by Gionata's bold shapes and the playfulness of the collection.

I wanted to create collages that felt striking and eye-catching. I used Alima, the model's pose, as a starting point to build on her energy, creating unexpected compositions that feel both powerful yet playful. 

Razia and Bordo

WE ARE CREATORS CELEBRATING THOSE WHO CREATE.

The Canvas is a home for artists, artisans, style-makers, and designers who are influencing culture and inspiring us with their work. Creatives like us who share our belief in the art of everything and push the boundaries of how we see the world. To be considered for this series, send us a direct message on Instagram @francosarto.

WEAR NOW. PAY OVER TIME.

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