Sarah’s Top Picks October 4, 2017

Heya guys, as you know I am Pop My Mind’s volunteer blogger, and have recently been looking through Pop My Mind’s vast content and have found some truly inspirational pieces! Here are just a few of my favourites.


Bethan KerridgeSound Station

Sound Station is a mini sculpture made from domestic items in an innovative and creative manner, including coffee stirrers, plastic and lollipop sticks.
This piece really speaks to me I enjoy the playful size, and the attention to detail, right down to the mini handles, and tiny buttons.
I also feel a sense of nostalgia looking at the style of the record player, the pillar box red colour and the glitter interior really brings out a retro style that attracts me.

Hannah E WardNight

Night is a digitally manipulated drawing that brings out an erie asethic to the piece.
The composition of the piece draws your eyes down the dark path attracting your attention to the erie figure.
the figure has a supernatural feeling, there is a witch like presence that I get from the ‘all seeing eye’ details on the forehead and hands. This is intriguing yet fearful.
Personally I really enjoy this artwork as I like art that has a spooky feel, which is perfect for this time of the year!

Rebecca FreemanSea Colours

Sea Colours is an abstract painting using acrylic paint and was created in response to my own painting ‘Wave’ (which just makes me love it more!)
Rebecca has put so many vibrant shades of blue, turquoise and white to this painting, it really attracts the eye.
Although it is abstract you can see the waves and the seascape through said colours and clever placement of them. The brush strokes are bold and confident bringing movement to the artwork that I really connect with in my own work. You can almost smell the sea air!

Sam SpicerJourney Into Mind

Journey into mind is a series of three images drawn in ink and pencil. Her images tackle feelings of stress and anxiety effecting the mind and subconscious. Sam was inspired by a journey into a surreal dreamscape.
The artwork is a surreal experience, with monotone colours, and imagery of eyes, wispy figures and city scapes. I can feel the expression of anxiety here, the sense of all eyes watching and busy streets.
I am drawn to this because my personal work is inspired by mental health so to see others interpretations is interesting and inspirational.

Written by Sarah Tappenden