ORGANICA
by Amy Finlayson

With the onset of her next major exhibition, our AmyFinlayson speaks exclusively to us about the next phase of
her career and offers CHIC readers an exclusive ‘ORGANICA‘ offer not to be
missed…
During
her 6 years in New York, Amy seized the opportunity of being in one of the world’s
greatest creative centers by immersing herself in the art world. Working at
some of the best and most reputable galleries and art companies in the city,
she was surrounded by constant inspiration and opportunity, which led to her
developing her own artistic practice. 
With her love of art ignited, it was a
natural progression to solidify this career with a formal education. She now
holds a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University of Technology, majoring in
Visual Culture.
Her
early work in the art world sees her influences rooted strongly in
contemporary, boundary pushing mixed media. The evolution of her work is fueled
not only by her knowledge and vast travels, but also by personal emotion and
experience, culminating in a form of self-expression through multimedia and
image manipulation.
With both knowledge and inspiration, her work has many forms that aren’t bound
by convention and standard industry aesthetics.
Which leads us to ‘ORGANICA‘….
 
 “For me (Organica), is a
natural transformation. This transformation happens both to the images,
through a kind of self- appropriation, and in my own life as I start to
move onto new chapters. 
This is the blossoming, fluid, organic way of
life-moving and changing- not always beautiful but certainly
intriguing”.
Amy
is pleased to announce a exclusive offer for Chic readers…
  When you purchase one
of the last remaining original ORGANICA pieces, you will receive a limited
edition ORGANICA print of your choice at no extra cost.
 
 Please mention this article at time of sale.
All sales can be made via the website: www.thefincollection.com or via email at  [email protected].
(Offer valid till the end of April only)

So,
what’s next for our Amy?… the answer to that question is “TEN.” 

Her
next exhibition to hit Sydney presented by her new company The Fin
Collection. 

TEN will feature a
selection of small works by 10 of Australia’s freshest and most exciting up and
coming artists, such as Rose Ashton, Brooklyn Wheelan, Tanya Linney and Gemma Ward… One not to be missed.

Watch
this space as Amy Finlayson dominates the Sydney art scene… we’re too excited
to watch everyone fall in love…

Meet Amy Finlayson by Margret Zhang

If you’re surprised by the news that our Amy Finlayson is way more than a pretty face then you should probably be a little worried. Amy has not only a solid career in the modelling but recently launched her latest series of artworks in a stunning exhibition called ‘ORGANICA.’
So in saying that, It would only be natural for Margret Zhang to create a killer shoot with an article to match exclusively on Shine By Three.. scroll down for the shots & click here for the write up.

O R G A N I C A by Amy Finlayson

We couldn’t be happier for our Amy Finlayson and everything she’s achieved.
This week ORGANICA was presented at Luxe Studios and the results have been fantastic for our Amy….
“ ‘Organica’
for me is a natural transformation. This transformation happens both to the
images, through a kind of self-appropriation, and in my own life as I start to
move onto new chapters. This is the blossoming, fluid, organic way of
life-moving and changing – not always beautiful but certainly intriguing.”
RUSSH chats to artist, model and muse, Amy Finlayson, about her latest
collaboration with photographer Mick Bruzzese.
What
prompted the collaboration with Mick on Organica and what inspired the projects
itself?
Mick
approached me a while ago and floated the idea of collaborating on a project.
Through many (many) emails, sharing references and ideas, we came to this amazing
floral inspired theme that was organic and beautiful yet still edgy and
interesting. Shoots however have a way of doing their own thing, you can
meticulously plan something but ultimately in art (and life) you have to let go
and watch it unfold.
How did
you approach each of the works? Were they something that happened spontaneously
or was it all quite premeditated?
I mapped
the works out on A4 paper before, but transferring that idea to a giant work
was not as easy as I was hoping for. Ultimately there are “no mistakes in art”
so I just had to roll with a few things. I tried to have a rough idea of what I
was going to do first, then it was up to my mood that day and what was playing
on my iPod!
What’s great about working with Mick and what
do you love about his style of photography?
Mick
understands that creative process – that’s really the best thing about working
with another artist. He also sees captures moments that I never thought about,
and that is the role of an artist: “to make you aware of the things you
don’t see.” He has a very special eye. Very special.
Who/what
are you inspired by artistically?
Everything
and anything. Spills on the pavement, smoke rings, pictures on Instagram,
nature, life, mess, order. It all has a place in my mind. 
What kind
of creative project would you like to be involved in next?
Well my
scarf line launches soon which is exciting, but in the long run I would like to
open my own space, not a regular gallery, something with a bit more depth. I’m
surrounded by this amazing generation of super-creatives and I want to help
them and show the world their talents. That is the next, colourful step.
Words – Anna Harrison