She uses unique 1960’s and 1970’s images spending her days searching through flee markets collecting idiosyncratic magazines and postcards then transfigures them into aesthetic perfection.
Much of her work seems to harbour a message of escapism. Her cutouts bare an image of floating through the cosmos, make something quite classic feel futuristic and otherworldly. Acknowledging these decades as a revolution for fashion and rock and roll, Poppy pines for the past.
As well as appreciating the charming grainy quality of 60 year old magazines, she deems this chapter in history as a time of purity where social media wasn’t present and life was simpler.
Throughout her work there is repeated imagery of materialistic possessions such as fancy cars and big houses. Symbolism like this really emphasizes the hilarity of our superficial world where, in her own words “space is just a glimpse above and so dramatically bigger than any tiny problem or materialistic item we purge to have”.
Poppy has worked on commissions for Playboy and Waiste Vintage. She has also worked with bands on cover releases including Egyptian Blue (UK), The Ferns (UK) and The Buttertones (US). Acknowledging music and art as two very connected entities she hopes to continue collaborating with musicians, supporting both other up and coming creatives.
Caitlin Finn Ballard (King Mob Magazine)